And, as Roy Keane said afterwards, are Arsenal really not good enough to progress this year?
Giroud went for a soft second yellow card while Keane said on ITV: “It’s what I expect from Arsenal, they are short. Looking at the spine of the team, the players in the middle of the park.”
Read Roy Keane’s views HERE
On Tuesday both Manchester clubs were beaten in their Champions league openers with United’s night of misery compounded by a double leg fracture for Luke Shaw.
Only Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea had any joy with a 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.
However, having won only one match so far this season in the Premier League, Chelsea know the importance of returning to winning ways domestically against fourth-placed Arsenal on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
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