In a great result for Chelsea yesterday, Arsenal destroyed Manchester City at the Eastlands to move into second place on goal difference, leaving Chelsea a pleasant five points in front of all three of their main rivals.
Arsene Wenger was pleased with the “intelligence” of his young side in keeping their heads to claim the points, but the task was made a lot easier by the sending off of Boyata after just five minutes of the game.
Wenger said after the game: “It was under special circumstances maybe a little bit, but for us it was important to get a win in a big place to strengthen the belief of the squad and continue our march forward. What I think we did today we did with intelligence and overall the needed performance to play against ten men.
“After the sending off it became a bit electric. We got some yellow cards I felt were quite quick but then it was important for us not to get a second yellow. I asked the players at half time to focus on playing in a positive way and to try to score a second goal. To try and get us to focus on football and not just defending our advantage.
“You could see that for the whole game as long as it was not 2-0 we played with the feeling that ‘we need to win, we need to win’ and there was a little bit of restriction in our game. After we made it 2-0 it became easier.”
Watch out for a great goal from Nasri, and an unusual penalty miss from Fabregas!