We might just have seen the best 45 minutes of football we’ll witness all season.
Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, given we’re only two games into the new campaign.
But the first half of Arsenal v Chelsea was a spectacle.
Chelsea went ahead when Pedro made a mockery of the offside rule to slot past Petr Cech.
Alvaro Morata then called a black cab for Shkodran Mustafi before making it 2-0 to Chelsea.
Same old Arsenal.
Arsenal hit back with two goals in four minutes to level the game.
If Unai Emery’s side had finished their chances then Arsenal would have headed into the break 5-2 up.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi all missed glaring chances in front of the goal.
Aubameyang went first, blazing over the bar with the goal gaping.
He was followed by Mkhitaryan, who finished in a similar fashion when faced with a near-open goal.
Iwobi’s chance was the hardest of the three, but you would still have expected him to put the shot on target.
Whatever Emery is coaching his side it doesn’t seem to be finishing training.
Then again, he probably spent the week teaching Cech how to play out of the back after his shaky display against Man City.
Cech was far more composed against Chelsea. Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
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- Kenedy’s passing map in the first half of Cardiff v Newcastle was a joy to behold
- Guingamp forward was born while his dad played alongside Gianluigi Buffon at Parma