With a thrilling 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal reclaimed first place in the Premier League.
The victory across the capital and the fact that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a miserable reunion with his former employers were both made possible by Gabriel Magalhaes’ second-half goal, which also helped the Gunners move two points clear of nearest rivals Manchester City.
There has been a lot of discussion between the Chelsea and Arsenal camps since the final whistle against the Blues. Following the impressive victory of the north Londoner, here are some noteworthy headlines from Mirror Sport.
After the Gunners’ victory over Chelsea, Gabriel, who had just scored the game-winning goal for Arsenal, took a cheap shot at Aubameyang, a former teammate.
The Gabonese, who recently switched from Barcelona to the Blues, said in the lead-up to Sunday’s match that it was “not personal.”
Gabriel tweeted: “NOTHING PERSONAL.. ” after using that as justification to celebrate the Gunners’ victory. LONDON IS RED,” with an emoji of a red heart.
With their victory in West London seeing Arsenal reclaim top spot, Rio Ferdinand has suggested that the “togetherness” in the current squad could see the Gunners push on for the Premier League title.
Speaking after the win against Chelsea, the former Man United defender said: “I’ve seen something with this Arsenal team. Are this team the real deal? There’s something there, togetherness, you can smell it in this team. The way they celebrate.
“There’s an authority of how Arsenal are playing under this man Mikel Arteta. How many times did we look at each other when a phase of play happened and it was all because of the way that Arsenal were making them moves on the pitch.
Whilst both Gabriel and Ferdinand went down their own routes in responding to victory, Granit Xhaka’s thoughts forced broadcasters BT Sport to stage a live apology.
The Swiss let an x-rated statement slip during his post-match interview in front of the Arsenal faithful at Stamford Bridge.
He said: “You see the atmosphere, it’s f****ing unbelievable!”
Once he had been reminded to watch his language, Xhaka continued: “Yeah, you can see the atmosphere is unbelievable. I mean, from the start until the end, I think we deserved to win today.”