'I'm angry' - Frank Lampard rips into his Chelsea players after Arsenal beating

'I'm angry' - Frank Lampard rips into his Chelsea players after Arsenal beating

"No matter whether you're playing Arsenal at a tough moment, who've got quality players, or any team in the Premier League, you can't turn up lethargic".

David Luiz and Willian have both tested negative, but are both unwell, the club confirmed in a tweet that followed the line up announcement.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is only deemed fit enough for a place among the substitutes so Alexandre Lacazette leads the line up front with Gabriel Martinelli passed fit to support the Frenchman after recovering from a knock.

Prior to the victory against Chelsea, Arsenal was winless in its last seven league matches with five defeats and two draws. The Blues dropped down to seventh with 25 points. But the Gunners produced their best performance this term to out-class their London rivals. "I'm concerned about what's at the bottom of it, but I'm not sure if it's complacency". It was a sign of things to come.

Pablo Mari joins Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin in the Arsenal defence while Granit Xhaka is given an immediate recall to start in midfield alongside Mohamed Elneny with Dani Ceballos on the bench.

The Arsenal academy product may have scored a pretty questionable goal given that some thought it was a cross, but either way, that doesn't hide away the fact that he's not just impressing his own fans, but others also.

"I felt contact and I went down but I haven't seen it back", Tierney said.

Michael Oliver's debatable decision to award a penalty survived a VAR review and Lacazette sent Edouard Mendy the wrong way from the spot for his sixth goal of the season.

A minute before half-time, N'Golo Kante brought down Saka 30 yards from goal, and Xhaka stepped up to curl in a stunning effort high to the left of Mendy, leaving the Chelsea goalkeeper with no chance.

"When we gave the penalty away I couldn't believe it - it's the magnificent game called football".

Chelsea tried to gain a foothold at the start of the second half after making a double substitution, but it was short-lived.

When asked if he meant it as a shot, Saka simply said with a smile: "Of course man".

"That's one for the players", Lampard said.

Emile Smith-Rowe got a rare league start, Saka was enormous yet again whilst the recent injury returnee Gabriel Martinelli was also in fine form.

"With some of it we have to give him time, because it's a different league, but also we have to get there quickly".

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