Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea - 3 talking points as Gunners send title statement

Arsenal hammered Chelsea 5-0 at the Emirates thanks to a second-half blitz from Mikel Arteta's side.
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Arsenal heaped more misery on Chelsea, thumping their London rivals 5-0 at the Emirates thanks to a devastating second-half blitz.

Well, that was fun. Arsenal hammered Chelsea 5-0 in a brutal second-half display that now puts Liverpool and Manchester City under pressure to keep pace with the Gunners.

Leandro Trossard got things started after just four minutes, and while the Gunners dominated proceedings, that second goal didn't come. Chelsea were also good value in attack, but went into half time just 1-0 down and still very much in the game.

But a 13-minute second half blitz that saw Ben White and Kai Havertz both net braces, which saw Arsenal obliterate Chelsea in devastating fashion as they made light work of their London rivals.

The game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.

Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea - 3 talking points

Partey reminds us of his quality

Oh, how we have missed this. Given the start by Arteta and Partey didn't disappoint as he played alongside Declan Rice in the heart of midfield.

His progressive passing was a sight to behold and defensively, his positioning was first class. Arteta stated post-game, it looks like he's in rhythm, and going by his display; Partey in this kind of form is a game-changer.

It is only one game, but with only a handful left in the season, Partey looms as a key piece in the Gunners' title puzzle.

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