Arsene Weneger’s 1000th match in charge of Arsenal ended in misery as his side were thumped 6-0 by league leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Samuel Eto’o put the hosts in front on five minutes, and their advantage was doubled just two minutes later through Andre Schurlle – both goals coming from clinical counter-attacking from Jose Mourinho’s side.
Then, on seventeen minutes, the Blues were awarded a penalty after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tipped an Eden Hazard shot away with his fingertips.
The incident led to a sending off, it was defender Kieran Gibbs who was dismissed after referee Andre Marriner appeared to have mistaken him as the culprit.
Hazard duly converted the penalty, before Oscar made it 4-0 three minutes before the break.
The Brazil international then scored his second and his sides fifth on sixty-six minutes before substitute Mohamed Salah completed the Gunners’ misery with his first goal for the club five minutes later.
The result sees Arsenal slip to fourth place, after both Liverpool and Manchester City beat Cardiff City and Fulham respectively.
The Gunners will however be able to close the gap between themselves and Chelsea back to four points when they take on Swansea City tomorrow evening,