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In all honesty, Chelsea’s goals against the Gunners were rather soft and somewhat out of the blue (no pun intended), particularly Juan Mata’s winning free kick.
But the sheer fact that Fernando Torres grabbed what was the opening goal will be a real lift to the Spaniard as he continues in his quest to rediscover his form of old.
His all-round performance had its peaks and troughs; he was as mobile as ever and a menace to the Arsenal back line, but on occasions an untimely stumble or a sloppy touch would let the striker down, rendering him less effectual.
But on a positive note, it was an instinctive and very clever finish from Torres, demonstrating that he still possesses the class that made him one of the greatest strikers in the world during his prolific stint at Liverpool.
It was his third goal in six league games this season, and he will now surely be hoping to push on and have a successful campaign, having shown glimpses of his old self in recent weeks.
I, for one, remain fairly sure that Fernando Torres will soon be firing on all cylinders once again.