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NKETIAH SINKS CHELSEA

Arsenal beat Chelsea

Arsenal had Eddie Nketiah to thank as they snatched a 4-2 win over Chelsea on Wednesday night. His brace saw them gain momentum and a vital three points in their bid for the top four and Champions League positions.

Many punters might not have bet on Arsenal considering their streak of three Premier League defeats, but they defied the odds and ran out comprehensive winners.

The win moves them up to 5th place on 57 points and importantly pulls them level with fierce London rivals Spurs. Chelsea stay third despite the loss.

For Nketiah it was a memorable evening after he was released by Chelsea when he was 16 years old, and it was him who put Arsenal in front in the 12th minute. Timo Werner had Chelsea back on level terms four minutes later.

The see-saw battle continued as Emile Smith-Rowe put Arsenal ahead before Cesar Azpilicueta levelled once again for Chelsea.

Chelsea would feel aggrieved at not taking the lead in the second half as they bossed almost 80% of possession, but it was Nketiah who snatched the lead with a goal before Bukayo Saka put the result to bed with a stoppage time penalty.

FA Cup finalists Chelsea look rattled having conceded 11 goals in their last three home games and will need to turn this form around before they host West Ham on Sunday in the Premier League.

For Arsenal, much of their Champions League hopes will rest on their meeting with Manchester United on Saturday.

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