Emile Smith Rowe's second Premier League goal gave Arsenal victory at Stamford Bridge.
FT: Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta lauded his side’s ‘extraordinary attitude’ after they beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
The Gunners were impressive last night as they trashed the west London club, thanks to Emile Smith Rowe's strike.
The game's only goal came in the first half courtesy of a terrible mistake by Jorginho. The Blues midfielder's misjudged back pass nearly entered the net before goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga dived and parried the ball, only for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to assist Smith Rowe, who fired into the net.
Chelsea stepped up their game as they dominated and created chances to score but Mason Mount didn’t have his scoring boots on. His first shot inside the box was blocked and the other was saved by goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Christian Pulisic also found the net but his strike was ruled out by the video assistant referee for offside.
Thomas Tuchel’s side came close to levelling the score during stoppage time when keeper Leno parried Kurt Zouma's header onto the bar before substitute Olivier Giroud’s volley bounced off the woodwork.
In the end, the Gunners held on to take the three points, completing a double over Chelsea for the first time in 17 years.
The win boosts Arsenal’s hopes of playing European football next season and Arteta expressed his delight after the game.
"I'm very pleased, we haven't won here in 10 years so it's very good to get the result,” Arteta told BBC Match of the Day.
"It's a gift because we were pressing through with the right attitude and organisation so you force mistakes.
"We had good organisation, moments when you come here against Thomas Tuchel you will suffer, it's not realistic to come here and think you will play them off the park. The attitude of the boys and the team was extraordinary.
"I am very happy - it's good we won one football game so I'm happy."