Monday, May 11, 2009

Arsenal lose to Chelsea in the London derby

Alex and teammates celebrate the first goal
[Source : BBC]

Chelsea have confirmed their third spot in the Premier league with a 4-1 win away at the Emirates.

Third spot means the Blues won't have to enter the qualifying rounds for the Champions League and can enjoy their pre-season or give those legs some rest before the heat of the next season begins.

Arsenal despite their constant pressure and most of the possession failed to capitalise as Chelsea scored first through Alex who leaped highest to put them a goal ahead.

Anelka's thunderbolt from 25yards increased the gap for the gunners to reduce as Fabianski could only leap for it but to no avail.

Things went from bad to worse then for Arsenal as Toure could only slide the ball into his own net from an Ashley Cole cross.

Substitute Bendtner headed in from a Sagna cross to keep hopes of a comeback alive with 20minutes to go.

However those hopes were dashed when Malouda scored as Anelka's strike hit the bar and reached the Frenchman's feet who looked offside.

This ends Arsenal's 21 match unbeaten run in the league and might force them to play a German,Spanish or Italian side to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

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