Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea Stats and Highlights
Arsenal missed the chance to take the Premier League top spot off Liverpool after being held to a goalless draw by an organised Chelsea side.
Frank Lampard hit the crossbar for the visitors in a drab first half as the Gunners, now second in the table, struggled to break down the Blues.
Theo Walcott did have a good penalty appeal turned down before the break.
Olivier Giroud had a shot saved by Petr Cech before Cesar Azpilicueta cleared Bacary Sagna’s header off the line.
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Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Monday, 23 December, 2013
Kick off: 20:00 GMT
Chelsea have won the three most recent encounters, including a 2-0 away win in the fourth round of
Arsene Wenger has never won against Jose Mourinho as an opposition manager. His record is four draws and five defeats in nine league and cup games.
In the Gunners’ 6-3 defeat at Manchester City, nine of the 13 shots on target resulted in goals.
That result was their heaviest league loss since the 8-2 thrashing at Manchester United in August 2011.
They conceded as many goals at the Etihad Stadium as in their previous 11 league games.
Arsenal are one shy of 1300 Premier League points under Arsene Wenger.
Chelsea have had 11 different managers (excluding short-term caretakers) since Arsene Wenger was appointed, and 12 in total following Jose Mourinho’s return for a second spell in charge.
In the last six meetings between the sides, Wenger has faced five different Chelsea managers.
The Blues have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League matches.
Eden Hazard has registered 15 Premier League assists since the start of last season. Prior to the latest round of matches, only Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard have matched that tally.
No striker has scored an away league goal for Chelsea in 2013. Fernando Torres was the last centre forward to net on the road for the Blues, doing so in a 3-1 win at Sunderland on 8 December 2012.
Juan Mata has scored in each of his four starts against Arsenal in all competitions for Chelsea.