With its Premiership title hopes hanging in the balance, Arsenal went to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge and snatched three crucial points to remain in the title hunt. Dutch forward Robin van Persie scored two second-half goals. The second of which all but knocked the wind out of the Chelsea supporters. His two goals came within a three minute span.
The brace now gives van Persie 7 league goals on the season. Emmanuel Adebayor has 5, summer transfer Samir Nasri has 4, and Samba midfielder Denilson has 2 goals league goals. Is this enough offensive firepower to win the Premiership?
Arsenal sit fourth in the table with 26 points. The club has five losses on the season, and will likely be out of the title chase with another loss.
Spaniard Cesc Fábregas served as captain after defender William Gallas had the armband removed by Wenger. Mexican wunderkind Carlos Vela, who has seen action in recent Premiership, Champions League, and Carling Cup matches, did not factor.