Arsenal fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of London rivals Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

The damning defeat all but brings Arsenal’s title challenge to an end with the Gunners now 12 points behind Chelsea.

Saturday’s hosts took the league early in the first half through a controversial header from Marcos Alonso.

The Spaniard leapt up for a header put appeared to knock out Hector Bellerin in the process. The Arsenal defender was later replaced by Gabriel at right back.

A spectacular solo effort from Eden Hazard was made to look all too easy from Arsenal’s inability to stop the Belgian, before former Gunners’ captain, Cesc Fabregas made it three after a poor clearance from Petr Cech.

Oliver Giroud scored a late consolation goal for Arsenal with a finely placed header at the near post. Arsenal were without Arsene Wenger, who was serving his four-match touchline ban.

Here’re four things we learned from the defeat at Stamford Bridge.

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