Bukayo Saka may have said something yesterday which Chelsea fans will really disagree with – opinion

On a weekend where Chelsea were grinding out a 0-0 draw with Liverpool, yesterday saw the resumption of the rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United, with it perhaps being the biggest game between the two sides in nearly two decades.

After a number of seasons where neither have properly challenged for the league, the Gunners yesterday extended their lead to five points at the top with a game in hand on the chasing pack.

United had the chance to move level on points with Manchester City, who have by far been the more successful side in the city for the past decade.

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Nevertheless, it appears that the players of Arsenal still see United as one of their biggest rivals, with Saka claiming it is only behind their rivalry with Tottenham.

He said to Viplay Sports: “We all know Arsenal Tottenham and how big that is, but I think this is probably the second match that is the biggest between us and the fans as well.”

Chelsea fans may be wondering where their mention in all of this is. The Blues have clearly been one of the biggest thorns in the side of Arsenal in the last 20 years or so.

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Their presence hasn’t disappeared in this January transfer window, despite being a long way off at the top of the table.

Sitting in 10th position has seemingly not changed things in the transfer window. The Blues beat Arsenal to the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk despite hardly offering more than what the Gunners were.

They also managed to reach an agreement to sign Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid, with the North London side seeming the perfect destination on paper based on their position in the league and the injury suffered by Gabriel Jesus.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released