Gabriel pokes fun at Aubameyang as Xhaka forces apology after Chelsea win
Arsenal reclaimed top spot in the Premier League with a fantastic 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The Gunners now sit two points clear of nearest challengers Manchester City with Gabriel Magalhaes’ second-half strike proving to be enough to claim victory across the capital and also ensure that it was a miserable reunion for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with his former employers.
Since the final whistle against the Blues, there has been plenty of reaction from both the Arsenal and Chelsea camps. With that being said, here are the standout headlines following the north Londoner’s impressive win from Mirror Sport.
Gabriel savages Aubameyang with brutal post
Arsenal’s matchwinner on the day Gabriel took a cheap shot at former teammate Aubameyang in the aftermath of the Gunners’ victory against Chelsea.
Now representing the Blues following a summer switch from Barcelona, the Gabonese made a comment that it was “not personal” in the build-up to Sunday’s showdown.
Gabriel used that as ammunition in toasting the Gunners’ success as he tweeted: “NOTHING PERSONAL .. LONDON IS RED,” accompanied by a red heart emoji.
Ferdinand makes Premier League title claim
With their victory in West London seeing Arsenal reclaim top spot, Rio Ferdinand has suggested that the “togetherness” in the current squad could see the Gunners push on for the Premier League title.
Speaking after the win against Chelsea, the former Man United defender said: “I’ve seen something with this Arsenal team. Are this team the real deal? There’s something there, togetherness, you can smell it in this team. The way they celebrate.
“There’s an authority of how Arsenal are playing under this man Mikel Arteta. How many times did we look at each other when a phase of play happened and it was all because of the way that Arsenal were making them moves on the pitch.
“A real top performance. These types of games are hard and they made it look as easy as you can make it.”
Xhaka triggers apology after Chelsea victory
Whilst both Gabriel and Ferdinand went down their own routes in responding to victory, Granit Xhaka’s thoughts forced broadcasters BT Sport to stage a live apology.
The Swiss let an x-rated statement slip during his post-match interview in front of the Arsenal faithful at Stamford Bridge.
He said: “You see the atmosphere, it’s f****ing unbelievable!”
Once he had been reminded to watch his language, Xhaka continued: “Yeah, you can see the atmosphere is unbelievable. I mean, from the start until the end, I think we deserved to win today.”
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