High-five for Arsenal as van Persie shreds Chelsea’s defence

Chelsea 3 Arsenal 5

Lampard 14, Terry 45, Mata 80; van Persie 36, 85, 90+2, Santos 49, Walcott 55

A watershed moment. A corner being turned. Light at the end of the tunnel. Accurate in a terse sort of way, but such truisms do not come close to telling the full story of an astonishing game at Stamford Bridge which will linger long in the Premier League annals. Arsenal recovered from going behind twice and then conceding a late equaliser to run out 5-3 winners over a bewildered Chelsea whose once-vaunted defence was in tatters by the end. Robin van Persie will grab the headlines with a clinical hat-trick, but this was a performance of great character and courage by all eleven men to put the lie to the notion that the Gunners are a one-man team.

Read more of this post

%d bloggers like this: