After a disastrous record against the Blues over the past few years, it is no coincidence that our first victory against Jose Mourinho has come with one of his most trusted lieutenants now in our dressing room.
Cech produced a calm and assured display throughout but was also aided by the defensive shield in front of him as the likes of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker put their bodies on the line numerous occasions.
As Cech and Mertesacker embraced at full-time, it seemed as though the former Chelsea man also reminded our vice-captain that he’d told him that a victory against the Blues was inevitable.
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In the second half of the game at Wembley, our defensive qualities shone through and we seemed to adopt the tactics we have been on the receiving end of on so many occasions against the west London side.
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Check out Cech and Mertesacker’s embrace below – including the moment the goalkeeper officially became a Gooner!
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) August 2, 2015