Since last weekend, a series of matches between Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have taken place. From the match results, it has become Crystal clear which city is competing better in football this season.
The weekend before last was an utter dismay for the London teams. Chelsea faced off against Manchester United in the Premier League and Arsenal had to face Manchester City for the Carabao Cup final! The Blues lost to Mourinho’s side 2-1, despite Willian giving Chelsea the lead first. The red London team similarly faced defeat against their Manchester opponent, but to a much higher degree!
Arsenal conceded the English Football League trophy to City after being thrashed 0-3. Manchester City already had, and still have, an immense lead at the top of the Premier League table; whereas Arsenal are sitting in 6th place. This would have been an opportunity for the Gunners to claim a trophy this season and prevent City from gaining multiple. However, it was an opportunity not taken.
The most dismal thing about it all was that Arsenal had to face their conquerors once again a few days later in the Premier League. History bitterly repeated itself as the Gunners once again conceded 3 goals without scoring any in return.
The confidence of the City team had been inflated beyond belief- just in time for them to face the Premier League champions, Chelsea on the weekend! One goal was enough for City to humble the poorly performing Chelsea side.
Overall, Manchester entirely trumped London on all four occasions. It seems that this season, both Arsenal and Chelsea have been below par and the Manchester teams have happily exploited that.