Arsenal saw their unbeaten start to the campaign evaporate at Emirates Stadium after goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata sandwiched Gervinho's goal in the first half. Chelsea beating Arsenal 2-1 is hard to be mad about, it being the only blemish on an amazing season so far.
After the match, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said, "The players are very frustrated. They have a great attitude, they are very disappointed. But I think we will recover from it. It can happen in the season, but they are disappointed because they lost a game they should not have lost."
When you get so use to winning it makes the losses sting a little more. Losing at Emirates makes the loss worse, but their goals were junk goals. Arsenal should have stopped both of them. No matter how sloppy the goals were they still counted and probably got their biggest win of the season, so far.
The gap between the Gunners and Chelsea is now huge and Wenger's club has a lot winning to do to catch up over the season. Chelsea, after this win, is easily the best club in the Premier League, however, it's still a long season and the Manchester teams are always looming. It's good to have a different team at the top than United or City for a change.
Arsenal will recover from this loss. The Gunners are a strong team that has enough older players that know how to snap out of a bad loss.
Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud came close to rescuing a point. I get tired of draws, but at least with a draw you earn some points. A loss is a definite decision; I would rather they win but for some reason draws frustrate me.
The second half started off really well for Arsenal. They were aggressive on offense and the midfield was actually playing better than they were in the first half. When Chelsea broke the 1-1 draw, Arsenal's tempo slowed down to a snail's pace. They couldn't catch a break on offense.
It was funny to hear the crowd's reaction every time John Terry touched the ball. The boos were piercing and long. There was no love for Terry at Emirates. It's funny but it's also sort of sad.
Note: I've been an Arsenal fan for nearly a decade. My cousin got me interested in the club at a young age.
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