Jorginho blunder gives Arsenal 1-0 victory over Chelsea

Jorginho blunder gives Arsenal 1-0 victory over Chelsea

Arsenal's European qualification hopes got a slim boost on Wednesday night after they secured a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Gunners were less convincing in the entire game and a defeat would have dashed their hopes of making it to Europe next season with Mikel Arteta's men on the verge of missing out in international competitions for the first time in 25 years.

With the odds against the Gunners and Chelsea needing the win to cement their top-four position, Arsenal got a goal against the run of play after a defensive error by Jorginho.

A back pass from Jorginho left goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga scrambling to avoid an own goal but his efforts to save the disaster further pushed the ball to Aubameyang who teed up Emile Smith Rowe for the goal in 16th minute.

Chelsea kept pressing for an equaliser throughout the game, reducing the Gunners to just one shot on target, which eventually led to the goal.
Thomas Tuchel's side only came close with two attempts which hit the bar in quick succession through Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal however kept composure in their defence to get the bragging rights in the London-derby as the Gunners secured their third consecutive away Premier League matches without conceding for the first time since May 2013 during the era of Arsène Wenger.

It was also Arsenal's first Premier League double over Chelsea since the 2003-04 season, while this was their first league win at Stamford Bridge since October 2011, ending an eight-game winless run against the Blues (D2 L6).

Arsenal move to eight on the log with 55 points while Chelsea dropped to fourth with 64 points, two behind Leicester City who beat second-placed Manchester United 2-1 on Tuesday night.

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