Arsenal continue their bad moment in the Premier League following a painful 1-2 defeat against Chelsea. It’s not only that they lost against one of their biggest rivals, but the fact that they tied a record that dates from 60 years ago.
The Gunners took the lead in the first half thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Things looked very promising for the North Londoners after an impressive performance through the opening 45 minutes.
However, Chelsea took care of business in the latter stages of the second half, with Jorginho taking advantage of a blunder from Leno to send the ball into an empty net. A couple of minutes later, Tammy Abraham finished off a rapid counter-attack from the visitors to turn things around.
With the result, Arsenal rank 12th in the Premier League table and they now trail Chelsea by 11 points. The picture doesn’t look good for them, who are still trying to compete for a top-four finish this year.
To make things worse, Arsenal made some unwanted history this weekend after losing to Chelsea, Manchester City, Brighton and Eintracht Frankfurt in their last four home games across all competitions, matching a club record dating back to December 1959.
1959 – Arsenal have lost four consecutive home matches in all competitions for the first time since December 1959. Collapse. pic.twitter.com/bCut4d8JCh
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 29 de diciembre de 2019
They are ready to stop that streak next Wednesday when they receive Manchester United, another side trying to finish in the top four. This season hasn’t been good for these two sides, but right now Arsenal look like the most damaged squad of the top-six.