An Arsenal victory over Tottenham Hotspur will rank amongst one of the best weekends of the season for Arsene Wenger’s men.
In the build up to the North London derby, Arsenal will have been keeping a close eye on their title-rivals – most notably Chelsea who they face next week.
Despite Manchester City picking up an impressive three points away at hull City, the events that unfolded at Villa Park couldn’t have gone much better from an Arsenal perspective.
The effects? As Tweeted by 101greatgoals, The trio are now set to watch next week's clash with Arsenal from the Stamford Bridge stands.
Ramires & Willian to miss Chelsea v Arsenal now...— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) marzo 15, 2014
Attacking midfielder Willian has been one of the buys of the season for Jose Mourinho’s men, as his accurate passing and endeavour in the final third gives the Blues a different attacking option. However, as a result of his harshly given two yellow cards, he will immediately miss Chelsea’s next Premier League match.
Fellow Brazilian international Ramires was also sent off, however, in far different circumstances. The player Gary Neville named as the most underrated player in the league showed his ugly side, lunging in with both feet off the ground and was shown a straight red card – missing possibly up to four Premier League matches.
Finally, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho took exception to referee Chris Foy’s decisions and the self-proclaimed Special One was sent to the stands in stoppage-time, where he will remain for the Blues’ next game.
Chelsea undoubtedly have strength in depth and can cover for their suspended duo, however, their missing presence is a psychological blow. A North London derby victory for Arsenal could see them enter the huge clash at Stamford Bridge next weekend ready to turn the Premier League title-race on its head.