EPL: Rio Ferdinand reveals who caused Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal

Arsenal news Emmanuel Petit

Arsenal news Emmanuel Petit doesn't believe Unai Emery has changed the Gunners

He's the player in the Premier League who has touched more balls [than anyone else].

But in keeping with so many of their performances of late, Chelsea created little thereafter despite dominating possession. I spoke with him.

Luiz said the manager "was not happy" after the match "but nobody was happy, so it was normal".

Chelsea remains in the fourth and final Champions League qualification place, but Arsenal and Manchester United are now only three points behind.

"And we can then continue our way in the 38 matches in the Premier League".

With this in mind, Chelsea are believed to be on the verge of bringing in Higuain from Juventus, once Milan have found a replacement.

Chelsea's head coach, however, insisted that switching formations is not a risk he is prepared to take. I can change when we are at 100 percent in what I want to see.

While the discussion focused on Chelsea playing with the wrong attitude against Unai Emery's side, it was hard not to think back to Antonio Conte's reaction to a chastening defeat by Arsenal at the start of the 2016-17 season.

"I'm very pleased with this victory and these three points", the Spaniard said. He's the best in the world there.

Arsenal revived their hopes of a top-four finish with first-half goals by Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny securing a comfortable 2-0 derby win at home to Chelsea on Saturday.

As much as Brazao isn't really needed at the moment, the youngster would have been a great prospect for the Gunners in the nearest future. The hosts - themselves hardly renowned for their brawn and guts - out-fought Chelsea from the first whistle to the last and the visitors could not have complained had they lost by a bigger margin. So we have the possibility to improve on that. I think he could do like we wanted. The 60-year-old has found success as an ideologue but some of his bold tactical and selection calls have risked alienating players lately. I wasn't involved last season, but I am now. I'm very aware of the fact this [team] is never going to be a team well known for its battling and fighting qualities. "I don't forget Jenkinson because he is with us, he played some matches and if we need [him], he is okay to help us".

"It seems that as a group of players they're not aggressive from a mental point of view". We had problems with reactions to difficulties in the beginning.

"We were not strong enough in defence, particularly the first goal we conceded", Sarri said.

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