Tactical genius from Arsene Wenger’s men
Arsenal came away with a point from Stamford Bridge thanks to some shrewd defending on display on Sunday. Gunners were uncharacteristically dirty in their defensive actions, racking up fouls to stop the home side from building momentum.
Having been guilty of using a conservative approach at the back in the past, this Arsenal side surprised everyone with the aggressiveness in their tackling. Clearly a ploy to negate Chelsea’s counter attacking prowess, the away side worked hard off the ball, even if it involved getting booked to stop them from mounting an attack.
Arsenal fans seemed to enjoy their teams new found tactical awareness with many praising their team’s street smartness in order to stop Chelsea from getting up the pitch.
Check out a compilation of all the tactical fouling from Arsenal below –