Arsenal returned to winning methods in the Premier League on Boxing Day, defeating Chelsea 3-1 thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka

Arsenal sealed a go back to winning methods the Premier League on Boxing Day with an outstanding 3-1 win over London competitors Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.

Objectives from Alexandre Lacazette, a superb free-kick from the returning Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka sealed all three points for Mikel Arteta’s soldiers before Tammy Abraham netted a late consolation objective for the visitors.

After seven Premier League games without a win, in addition to being dumped out of the Carabao Cup at the quarter-final phases by Manchester City on Tuesday evening, a Boxing Day win over Chelsea was the ideal late Christmas present for every Arsenal supporter.

Now, the Gunners, who are six points above the transfer zone following the win over Chelsea, will be intending to develop on it when they travel to the Amex Stadium to deal with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

With the Christmas and New Year period renowned for fast turnarounds in between components, Arteta may be required to turn his pack versus the Seagulls, specifically when they face another away trip on Saturday when they take a trip to the Hawthorns to deal with West Bromwich Albion.

And one gamer Arteta, who will have felt a sense of pressure being raised off of his shoulders following the victory over Chelsea, will be forced to keep a close eye on throughout this intensive duration will be Brazilian sensation Gabriel Martinelli.

After being sidelined because June, the forward has featured in Arsenal’s last three matches, beginning both the cup defeat to City and the win over Chelsea.

Though the 19-year-old was forced off just after half time versus City, following a first half collision with goalkeeper Zack Steffen, he was deemed fit enough to start versus Chelsea.

And Arteta’s choice to support the Brazilian paid dividends, as he when again showed why he has actually been missed a lot. He demonstrated his attacking desire to ferret out lost causes, terrorise Chelsea’s defence and provide Reece James no scarcity of problems.

Though he didn’t handle to get his name on the scoresheet, he did go close in the second half, drawing a save from Edouard Mendy with an enthusiastic bike kick.

Throughout his spell on the sidelines, Arsenal have frantically missed his assaulting style and pace, proving that he can be a crucial gamer for Arteta in between now and completion of the season.

With Martinelli having marked his go back to the fold in excellent fashion, he has actually shown Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp right, who has previously lavished the aggressor’s skills with praise.

” It was not in this game just. I enjoy a great deal of football, so I saw the Europa League games of Arsenal,” Klopp informed Brazilian TV channel Esporte Interativo last season.

” He’s 18 years of ages, right? So our hunting department is all over the world and stuff like this, but I think Edu gets all the credit for that signing – he originated from … anywhere.

” He’s really astounding. So young, looks so fully grown already, is a correct threat. Yeah, he looks like an actually decent gamer.

” But I didn’t want to put any knapsack [pressure] on his back with this thing [his earlier remarks] but I simply actually like good football gamers and obviously he’s an excellent one.”

Klopp described Martinelli as a “actually decent gamer.” Based upon his performances versus City and Chelsea, Klopp has been bang on the money, with the Brazilian having massively improved the Gunners’ assaulting danger, not simply in terms of goals, however likewise in regards to their overall desire to get up the pitch.

With the assailant having actually impressed in his last 2 getaways, Arteta will not be prepared to take too many risks as far straining him with minutes on the pitch after so long on the sidelines.