Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his goal, (c) Arsenal Twitter.

3 talking points as Arsenal stun Chelsea to win the London Derby

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CHELSEA MAY BE IN NEED OF A MANAGERIAL CHANGE

Frank Lampard was defeated just once in the first 11 league matches of the season but over the last four clashes, the English manager has been thwarted no less than thrice. Chelsea are now placed sixth in the standings and face a downward spiral in the event that they don’t manage to overturn results in quick succession.

The west Londoners are yet to claim more than one win against top 10 sides in the league standings, which certainly is not a good record for a supposed title contender. With Atletico Madrid waiting in the Champions League, Chelsea are in need of a quick turnaround or else Lampard may have to make way for a more experienced man in the dugout.

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YOUNGSTERS SHOWED AMBITION FOR THE GUNNERS

Arsenal made six changes from their last Premier League meeting, which was a defeat to Everton. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remained only on the bench, whereas David Luiz and Willian missed out due to illness. Gabriel Magalhaes was also unavailable after coming in contact with a Covid-19 patient- meaning Arteta had to cope without experienced men.

The youngsters surely delivered and Bukayo Saka was probably the brightest of the lot. The 19-year-old earned the foul which led to Xhaka’s goal and scored one himself. Emile Smith-Rowe and Kieran Tierney also played crucial roles in the scoring of goals, whereas Rob Holding and Pablo Mari were extremely sharp in the heart of the backline.