Twitter Reacts as Arsenal Fall to Chelsea in Premier League London Derby

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Twitter Reacts as Arsenal Fall to Chelsea in Premier League London Derby
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While their respective positions in the Premier League table were a bit different than usual, London derbies between Chelsea and Arsenal never cease to disappoint. 

Sunday's clash at the Emirates was no different, with Chelsea coming out on top, 1-0.

The fixture again was turned on its head almost immediately, as Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker was sent off in the 18th minute for a tackle on Chelsea forward Diego Costa.

Costa got in front of the not-so-pacey German, who was forced to make a last-ditch tackle from behind. 

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The red card was not without contention, though, as replays showed that Mertesacker may not have made contact with Costa. 

It mattered not, though, as Chelsea took the lead shortly after Mertesacker's dismissal, through Costa, of course. 

Per usual, Arsenal were mocked on social media due to their reputation for implosions on the biggest stage. 

Mertesacker and forward Olivier Giroud, who made way for defender Gabriel after the red card, were caught by cameras late on looking a bit unpleasant.

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez made his long-awaited return from injury, with Arsenal fans holding their breath for a miracle from the Chilean.

Chelsea also brought back an injured star, as midfielder Eden Hazard came on for Oscar. Hazard, who has struggled to replicate his form of last season, felt the wrath of the internet trolls, too. 

The Blues held off a late challenge from the hosts, who couldn't see away their London rivals and ended the week trailing Leicester City by three points at the top of the table. 

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