Arsenal bested by Chelsea
Mikel Arteta took charge of his first home game as Arsenal boss on Sunday.
The Gunners played host to Chelsea as they looked to put an end to their poor run of form.
Chelsea also went into the tie in pretty terrible form, however, Frank Lampard’s side have been much better away from Stamford Bridge this term.
But despite Chelsea’s away form, it would be Arsenal who started Sunday’s tie on the front foot.
As has so often been the case this season, it would be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who put the North London outfit in front vs Chelsea.
After Aubameyang’s goal in the 13th minute Arsenal would keep up the pressure and looked the much better side.
However, despite their much-improved start to the game, the Arsenal we have become accustomed to seeing in recent weeks began to appear as the tie went on.
Chelsea would eventually draw things level at the Emirates after Jorginho slotted the ball into an open net thanks to a Bernd Leno error.
OH NO LENO!
Nightmare for the @Arsenal keeper – he completely misses the punch allowing Jorginho an easy goal!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 29, 2019
The Blues then produced a superb counter-attack 87 minutes in, which Tammy Abraham finished off to give Chelsea a probably undeserved 2-1 victory.
Arteta gives update on Chambers
As well as giving away a lead at home, the Gunners were also dealt another blow on Sunday.
Calum Chambers was forced off the pitch 23 minutes in vs Chelsea and replaced by Shkodran Mustafi.
Calum receives a standing ovation as he is helped off the pitch…
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 29, 2019
Now, after the defeat, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has provided this update on Chambers:
“The doctors are assessing him. The first feeling he got, it wasn’t very positive.” As quoted by Arsenal’s official website.