Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Chelsea’s eight-year-old record against Arsenal broken by Bayern Munich

Chelsea's eight-year-old record against Arsenal broken by Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have broken Chelsea‘s record with their 5-1 victory over Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Chelsea’s 4-1 victory over the Gunners in May 2009 had been the club’s heaviest ever defeat at the Emirates Stadium.

But Bayern’s second-half blitz has seen them surpass Chelsea’s record which stood for nearly eight years.

Theo Walcott had given Arsenal a brief glimmer of hope with his goal in the first half, but Laurent Koscielny’s dismissal in the 54th minute turned the game and enabled Bayern to capitalise on their numerical advantage.
Robert Lewandowski equalised from the spot before Arjen Robben, Douglas Costa, and Arturo Vidal’s double completed a miserable night for Arsene Wenger’s side.

Much like his analysis of Arsenal’s performance against Bayern on Tuesday night, Wenger was similarly positive about his team’s display in their 4-1 defeat to Chelsea back in 2009.
‘We created plenty of chances and should have been 2-0 up but we found ourselves 1-0 down,’ the Frenchman said at the time.

‘But the positive is going forward we did well, although defensively we certainly did not do as well.’
That season, Arsenal finished in fourth place as Chelsea’s win at the Emirates Stadium secured them third spot.

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