Kieran Gibbs: Arsenal deserved to beat Chelsea
Kieran Gibbs is convinced that Arsenal did enough to deserve a victory against Chelsea after stalemate
Kieran Gibbs is convinced that Arsenal did enough to deserve a victory against Chelsea after being held to a goalless draw by the Blues on Monday night.
The Blues enjoyed the best chance of the first half at Emirates Stadium when Frank Lampard saw his shot rebound off the bar, and Arsenal had a penalty appeal turned down when Theo Walcott appeared to be tripped by Willian in the box.
The Gunners went close late on through Olivier Giroud but a cagey and uninspiring affair ended all square and left Arsenal second in the Premier League table, level on points with leaders Liverpool.
We were left frustrated but this is the most unforgiving part of the season
“I think we can say we deserved to win the game,” Gibbs told Arsenal’s website. “There were chances at both ends but we were the ones that ended up disappointed.
“It was a scrappy game and the weather did not help. We were left frustrated but this is the most unforgiving part of the season.
“We have to respond quickly as we play every three days for the next two weeks. We have to forget it and move on.
“The Premier League can change in a matter of weeks. And that is what we have to control. We have to make sure if we are not winning then we are not losing. We did that tonight and we have to take that as a positive.”
Arsenal travel to West Ham United in their next Premier League game on Thursday.