Arsenal put in a creditable performance against Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
There was a shock for Arsenal fans before a ball was kicked after Alexis Sanchez was left out of the starting XI, probably signifying the end of his tenure at the Emirates.
Man City have been heavily linked with a January move for the player and it looks likely that he’ll join the runaway league leaders now.
Given that distraction, Arsenal fans were happy with a draw after Chelsea dominated play in the second half of the match but couldn’t break down a resolute (and occasionally lucky) Gunners defence.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles made his 17th appearance of the season for Arsenal and he put in another confident display, making Arsenal fans confident that they’ve got a real prospect on their hands.
Here is a selection of the best tweets from Arsenal fans:


https://twitter.com/_kvmvu/status/951199358510395392


https://twitter.com/highburyAFCsoul/status/951193279827271685


In other Arsenal news, it has been reported that the Gunners are ready to trigger the release clause for this Argentine star.
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