Gunners rediscover fire as they dump Chelsea out of League Cup


Although Conte is obviously disappointed in the result today, his team is still alive in the Champions League, FA Cup and engaged in a fierce battle for a Premier league top four finish. Conte had to order him to disrobe roughly ten times before the order finally reached the former Everton midfielder.

The Gunners responded just five minutes later when Nacho Monreal headed a corner towards goal and it ricocheted off Marcos Alonso and Rudiger before beating wrong-footed goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

"At this level, we are creating a few more chances and it takes a bit of luck some time".

It was the tactical genius of Arsene Wenger that led Arsenal to beat Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final, according to Jermaine Jenas.

In the end I would say it was a deflected goal in the first and then second one was as well a bit lucky, but I felt overall we controlled the game in the second half.

"I think we knew we didn't play well in the first half and we changed the system in the second half and you can see in the second half we were the better team", he added.

Egypt global Elneny is undoubtedly a limited player but he offers more positional discipline than departed defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin and he showed his capabilities of performing when it really matters. "Even in this case, we go from one cup to another and we have to look forward and go for it and get a win, too, for confidence".

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Conte said on Wednesday: "The club decide our transfer market".

"Don't forget Alvaro Morata was out, and I was forced to play with Ross Barkley".

Willian, meanwhile, was poised to undergo a scan to determine the extent of his hamstring problem sustained at Arsenal.

Arsenal are continuing negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but after his side's win over Chelsea, Wenger was reluctant to speak about the transfer.

"What's best is I don't talk about that because it won't help", Wenger said. We conceded two unlucky goals, two deflections are very hard to see during a game.

Conte downplayed the severity of the Willian injury, saying: "I don't think we are talking about a serious injury".