Arsenal reclaimed first place in the English Premier League after defeating Chelsea 3-1 and humiliating them at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners won in the first half, while Chelsea was a sorry club that coach Frank Lampard couldn’t manage or win with.
Two goals from Martin Odegaard and one from Gabriel Jesus handed Arsenal a victory that they relished because they had not won in their previous four games, drawing three and losing one.
Martin Odegaard hit the net with an 82-kilometer-per-hour shot from the right side of Granit Xhaka in the 18th minute.
Chelsea came close to equalizing, and Aaron Ramsdale saved Chilwell’s thunderous attempt, while Bukayo Saka increased the danger.
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard expanded the lead with a goal of the same type as the previous one in the 31st minute, assisted by Granit Xhaka.
This ball was managed by Raheem Sterling, but it was missed, and Odegaard celebrated by falling to his knees.
Three minutes later, Arsenal earned their third goal, which was scored by Gabriel Jesus, who hit a ball that the Blues defense couldn’t clear.
Thiago Silva saved Chelsea from embarrassment by returning in the second half, and Gabriel collected the ball and returned it as it crossed the line, which he also put on his knee. It was the best save of the game.
Mateo Kovacic’s long-range ball flew under the defense, past goalie Ramsdale, and into the path of Madueke.
This win means that Arsenal has regained control of the league, which they took from Manchester City on Sunday, and the Gunners now have 78 points, while Manchester City, who plays West Ham tomorrow night, has 76 points. City has two games remaining versus Arsenal.