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Arsenal vs. Chelsea: Final score 2-1 Blues in first big win of season

Goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata saw Chelsea overcome Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, ending the Gunners' unbeaten run and marking the Blues first signature result of the season.

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Deconstructing Olivier Giroud's big chance

It's the 92nd minute at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Chelsea are holding onto a 2-1 lead. Then, in the blinking of an eye, former Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud bursts through the lines and rounds Petr Cech. How did we get here? What went wrong?

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A look at Chelsea's average age against Arsenal

Chelsea were known as an older team several season ago, but that perception should be changing. Here's a graphical look at the club's average age over it's last five meetings with Arsenal.

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Breaking down the win at the Emirates

Arsenal and Chelsea employed the same system – 4-2-3-1 – but used their “No. 10” players very differently in this relatively even match. Chelsea made the best of their chances – scoring from two free-kicks – while Arsenal failed to finish some of the good opportunities they created. The 2-1 victory keeps the Blues at the top of the table.

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Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea had managed to more or less cruise through the opening stages of their 2012/13 Premier League campaign, but they'd yet to achieve a signature result. Wins against Wigan, Reading, Newcastle and Stoke are all well and good, but it'd be difficult to proclaim that the Blues had reached their old level without beating more serious competition. Undefeated Arsenal at the Emirates was always going to be the first major milestone of the new season.

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Initial reaction as Chelsea defeat Arsenal 2-1

Chelsea went to the Emirates on Saturday and came away with three points in a highly entertaining affair.

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Arsenal vs. Chelsea - Second Half Game Thread

Fernando Torres provided the early swagger, but Arsenal replied late in the opening half through Gervinho.

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Arsenal vs. Chelsea - Lineups & Game Thread

Ramires joins John Obi Mikel in the double pivot for Chelsea, as the Blues get set to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

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Arsenal vs. Chelsea - Team News and Preview

Both captains John Terry and Thomas Vermelaen have been confirmed as fit and ready to play in Saturday's clash.

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Arsenal opposition scouting and tactical preview

Ahead of the anticipated London clash between Arsenal and Chelsea, Tim breaks down the strategy and tactics of the Arsene Wenger led Gunners

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