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Twitter Reacts As Chelsea Cruise Past Arsenal And End The Gunners’ Title Hopes

Arsenal’s trip across London on Saturday was billed as one of, if not the most important game of the season so far with a Chelsea win likely ending any hopes of a genuine title race.

Arsene Wenger’s men went into the game nine points behind the league leaders and knew a win was imperative after their midweek stumble at home to Watford.

Diego Costa and co., meanwhile, recognised that if they could collect maximum points, they’d have one hand on the Premier League trophy.

It’s been a fixture marred by controversy several times in recent years and the trend continued today with a nasty collision between Hector Bellerin and Marcos Alonso as the latter nodded in the opener after Diego Costa’s header rattled the crossbar.

 

Twitter had plenty to say about the incident.

The home side remained in control for much of the half but should have been level going in at half time after Gabriel spurned a great chance late on, heading it straight at Thibaut Courtois.

Mesut Ozil went closer again in the dying moments of the first period, his low shot was comfortably saved by the Belgian stopper.

The World Cup winner was the subject of some justified criticism after a fairly anonymous showing before the break.

They unsurprisingly regretted those misses as Eden Hazard’s dazzling run soon after the break culminated in Chelsea doubling their lead.

The visitors threatened more after going 2-o down but never really looked like they were capable of a comeback. It got even worse for them as a Petr Cech blunder allowed, fittingly, Cesc Fabregas to claim the third and complete Wenger’s humiliation.

Olivier Giroud grabbed a consolation goal in added time to put an undeserved respectability on the scoreline.

The defeat leaves Arsenal 12 points off the top and will need a miracle if they want to mount any serious challenge to the Blues. It’s an all too familiar feeling for fans of the North London side.

Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena

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