Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who watch the derby from Stamford Bridge stands after he was hit by a touchline four-match-ban, complained about Chelsea‘s opener because, in his opinion, Marcos Alonso hit Hector Bellerin with an elbow when heading the ball.
The Gunners defender was then forced to leave the pitch loooking groggy:
“It was a foul. If you look at a number of games recently we can feel sorry,” the French manager told Sky Sports after match.
“It was 100% a foul, it was even dangerous play. That doesn’t take anything away from the performance of Chelsea.
“We had a strong start but didn’t take the opportunites and after half time the second goal was the killer for us.”
“We were really naive and not clinical in our defending. Then Chelsea looked the better side. We took risks and they were well organised and played well on the counter attack and looked powerful.
“We lost ball the many times. In situations we lacked maturity and experience. Individually some of our players were not at their best today.”