Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 in Premier League encounter

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 in Premier League encounter

- Alexandre Lacazette scores as Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday, January 19

- The Gunners are now back on fifth position on the Premier League standings

- Chelsea are still occupying fourth position despite the defeat at the Emirates

Arsenal on Saturday, January 19, made their fans happy as they defeated Premier League rivals Chelsea 2-0 in what was a tough encounter for both sides.

The Gunners were impressive from the blast of the whistle till the final minute of the game at the Emirates stadium.

Gabonese striker Emerick Aubameyang had the first chance to score the opener in the 5th minute when he was set up by Ramsey, but he could not beat the Blues' goalie Kepa Arizabalaga.

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Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette netted the first goal for Arsenal in the 14th minute when Bellerin pulled a cross to him and then leveled near the post and took touches that beat Alonso before lashing an unstoppable riser into the net.

After conceding the first goal, Chelsea players tried to restore parity as the duo of Eden Hazard and Willian combined well to set up Pedro who then failed to beat Gunners' goalie Bernd Leno.

Arsenal scored their second goal of the match in the 39th minute when David Luiz brought down Ramsey in which Sokratis crossed the free kick for Laurent Koscienlny to score.

The first half however ended with Arsenal taking a 2-0 lead to the dressing room at the Emirates stadium.

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Chelsea tried all they could to come back into the game in the second half, but Arsenal failed to give them any chance as the Gunners won the match 2-0.

Earlier, had reported how Premier League giants Chelsea completed the signing of 20-year-old American football star Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £58 million.

But the winger who had been linked to Liverpool will be loaned back to the Bundesliga side until the end of the ongoing League season in Europe.

Chelsea have beaten a number of Premier League clubs to the signing and the winger will join Maurizio Sarri's men in the summer.


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