The schedule makers didn’t do Unai Emery any favors, and his players began Matchday 2 making life at Arsenal an on-field nightmare for their new boss
The Gunners lost 2-0 against Manchester City on opening weekend, and went down 2-0 at Chelsea a week later.
Exhale, though, Arsenal fan: It’s now 2-2 at Stamford Bridge after 45 minutes on Saturday.
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Miserable defending hit Arsenal twice in the first 20 minutes at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea found the back of the net through Pedro and then Alvaro Morata.
The Gunners were carved up a second time through ice-cold striker Morata a dozen minutes later.
The play came just after a big missed chance from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and the fine margins cut like paper when Morata won a 1v1 battle with Shkrodan Mustafi, cut once, and slotted past Petr Cech.
Arsenal struck when Henrik Mkhitaryan redeemed himself for a bad miss moments earlier with a powerful shot from outside the box.
That was not the end of the first half scoring.
It was close to a mirror image of an earlier missed chance by Aubameyang, as Iwobi ran into the 18 to belt a shot home for 2-2.