Romelu Lukaku was absolutely unplayable in the London derby on Sunday, eating Pablo Mari and Rob Holding for breakfast.
“It’s a really difficult situation. He’s managed to do that with any defender in Europe for the last 10 seasons, in the Premier League, in Italy, wherever he’s played,” Mikel Arteta said of the Chelsea striker, as quoted by Arseblog.
“That’s why they brought his quality and that’s why he’s the world-class player he is.
“We tried. We tried in many different ways. There are ways to take more risks, we still have solutions to do that. Listen, they are a top side.
“That’s why they won the Champions League and there’s nothing to hide; they were the better side today.”
“And even when he was tight in other positions, he managed to get the ball away, we won the ball in other situations.
“It doesn’t go for you all the time and with the quality players, they have they find solutions even when everything is perfect.
“Congratulations to them for the way they played.”
Meanwhile, Romelu was taking no prisoners at the Emirates on Sunday as he scored on his debut and put in a Man Of The Match display.
The Belgian made 11 touches in Arsenal’s opposition box, creating two chances for his teammates.