Following his side’s home defeat to Chelsea, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta told Sky Sports: “Chelsea were too good for us today. They have world-class players and world-class organizations. That’s why they are the European Champions.
“You can always do things better. In the first half, it took us a long time to regain the ball in wide areas. We concede two goals but the way the team responded and the crowd never gave up, it gave us hope in the second half.”
Chelsea earned the derby bragging rights, beating Arsenal 2-0 via goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James.
This is an honest assessment from Mikel Arteta, who now faces intense scrutiny from his own fans after the Gunners lost to the Blues.
Meanwhile, Chelsea looked really dominant throughout the game and ran out winners in the end. Chelsea now sit at the top of the Premier League table alongside Liverpool, who will take on the Blues next weekend.