Arsenal were in control for all of 30 seconds at the beginning of the first half against Chelsea.
After this, Chelsea began to get forward more and more and our attacks were stilted and sloppy. Oscar in particular was a thorn in our side, despite Hector Bellerin being the only player with any urgency about him, and continually managed to get in behind us.
In the 18th minute, Per Mertesacker, for some unknown reason, decided to stick the wrong leg across Deigo Costa who was through on goal. Of course, the striker went down, albeit easily, and the centre back saw red.
Minutes later, the same man who’d got Per sent off (deservedly) scored thanks to a decent cross from Branislav Ivanović.
The first half continued to baffle onlookers as Wenger took off Olivier Giroud for Gabriel.
The second half began much the same, with Arsenal barely able to string more than two passes together and Chelsea cutting us open easily.
Alexis Sanchez was introduced midway through the second half and instantly made a difference. As soon as he was on the pitch, Ozil and Ramsey loosened up and we suddenly looked like a different team.
We began to actually look dangerous, which we hadn’t done since the first 30 seconds. Even though we got forward more, we never really genuinely threatened, which is hugely concerning and a massive blow to our title campaign.
It was all too little too late and we deservedly lost.
1-0 to Chelsea.