Before the fit, Gary Neville was once scathing in his research of Arsenal’s midfield after their Four-0 defeat to Liverpool remaining month.
But they proved some extent to their critics with a disciplined show.
Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka were given the steadiness proper between offering coverage for the defence but additionally having a look to get ahead.
And Ramsey got here very as regards to scoring however his shot in the put up with Thibaut Courtois crushed.
No Sanchez or Ozil
Arsenal began the fit with out Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, giving lovers a glimpse of what’s prone to be the placement in 12 months time.
But in spite of no longer having their two megastar names, the Gunners had been combative, full of life and robust.
Those don’t seem to be phrases used steadily with Arsenal and given their deficient file in opposition to giant groups, it bodes smartly for the longer term.
Luiz pink card
Chelsea’s deficient self-discipline has harm them this season.
And it value them once more with David Luiz was once despatched off for a wild lunge on Sead Kolasinac.
Chelsea have now been given as many pink playing cards in their remaining 5 Premier League video games (three) as they’d in their earlier 73.
Arsenal in giant video games
Arsenal had been extraordinarily deficient in giant video games in opposition to opponents in the Premier League over the past 3 years.
But the best way Arsenal arrange and defended will have to supply them with self belief going ahead.
Arsene Wenger merits credit score for the best way he set his workforce up.