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Mikel Arteta explains how he forced Chelsea to hand out ‘gift’.

Mikel Arteta explains how he forced Chelsea to hand out 'gift'

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta explained how he planned Chelsea’s destruction and pushed the Blues into handing over a “gift” in the Gunners’ 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.

 Emile Smith-Rowe scored the decisive goal to hand the Blues a blow during the game but with a tremendous helping hand from Jorginho.

The Italian’s poor back pass seemed to be trundling into his own net only for Kepa to somehow hit the ball away at the last moment.

His save attempt only served to find its way to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who teed up the young Gunners’ midfielder Emile-Smith Rowe for a tap-in.

The error was the direct outcome of an impressive Arsenal press high up the pitch and Arteta was left amused after seeing his side’s work in training pay-off for what was a landmark triumph.

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Talking to Match of the Day after the game, the Spaniard said:

 “I’m very pleased, we haven’t won here in 10 years so it’s very good to get the result.

“It’s a gift because we were pressing through with the right attitude and organisation so you force mistakes.”

Arsenal were certainly made to work for the three points after the opener, with a few troubling moments late on. Christian Pulisic thought he had found the equalizer for Chelsea as he lashed home, only to be superseded by a clear VAR offside ruling.

The hosts then hit the crossbar twice late on through Kurt Zouma and former Gunner Olivier Giroud.

However, Arteta shared his delight with his team’s perseverance and concentration in earning the victory.

“We had good organisation, moments when you come here against Thomas Tuchel you will suffer, it’s not realistic to come here and think you will play them off the park.

“The attitude of the boys and the team was extraordinary.

“I am very happy – it’s good we won one football game so I’m happy.”

The triumph embodied Arsenal’s first Premier League win at Stamford Bridge since a 5-3 success back in October 2011.

Remarkably, it also represented their first double over London rivals, Chelsea, since the 2003/04 season.

The win moved the Gunners up to eighth in the chart, just one point behind north London rivals Tottenham.

They are now within touching range of a UEFA Europa Conference league place, albeit with Spurs holding a match in hand.

Arsenal have now racked up a number of notable away wins the season having commanded victory against Leicester and Manchester United throughout the campaign.

Arteta next takes his side to face Crystal Palace next Wednesday.

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