Arsenal Ambushes Chelsea In Critical London Derby


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Portgual World Cup fullback PAULO FERREIRA (19) of FC Chelsea races for the ball with FC Arsenal’s France international midfielder SAMIR NASRI, the Gunners’ leader with eight goals in the Premier League this season, in the 175th edition of this particular London Derby contested at the Emirates Stadium in the English capital city’s Borough of Islington. (Tom Hevezi/AP)
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French manager ARSENE WEGNER had stated before latest London Derby it was imperative for FC ARSENAL to defeat FC CHELSEA in order to keep pace with table-topping Manchester United in the Premier League.

A three-goal blitz inside of ten minutes on both sides of the halftime whistled enabled the Gunners to shoot down the visiting Blues 3-1 and remain in second place in the English top flight with 35 points from 18 matches. The Red Devils lead by two points and have a game in hand, as well. Chelsea, meanwhile, hold at fourth on 31 points from eighteen outings.

Cameroon World Cup midfielder ALEX SONG, Spain World Cup champion midfielder CESC FABREGAS and England international winger THEO WALCOTT responded to the pre-match plea of Wegner with goals for Arsenal against Chelsea in the cross-town rivalry.

The all-time record in this particular London Derby now stands at : Arsenal 70 wins, Chelsea 54 wins with 51 drawn matches.

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(Tom Hevezi/AP)
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(Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

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