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Premier League
Stamford Bridge
November 30, 2008

Stamford Bridge used to be the happiest of hunting grounds for Arsène Wenger.

Before Chelsea lifted their first Premier League trophy in May 2005, Arsenal had an enviable record of only one defeat in 12 matches at the home of their London rivals - and that was a League Cup tie.

The tables have turned since then. Now Arsenal have just one win in their last 10 visits to the Bridge so let's accentuate the positive and focus on that solitary victory in this week's FreezeFrame.

Our November 2008 trip to Chelsea didn't start so well with the otherwise excellent Johan Djourou putting a low cross past Manuel Almunia as Didier Drogba lurked menacingly in the Arsenal six-yard box.

But Arsenal regrouped at half time and Robin van Persie slammed a shot past Petr Cech and into the top corner to restore parity just before the hour mark.

Suddenly the visitors were in the ascendancy and they moved ahead three minutes later when a corner dropped to Van Persie and he swivelled and shot into the bottom corner.

Chelsea pushed forward but William Gallas - outstanding against his former club - and Djourou held firm against Drogba and company to secure a big away win.

Our FreezeFrame image shows Van Persie running away to celebrate his winning goal with Brazilian midfielder Denilson in hot pursuit.

Arsenal team: Almunia, Sagna, Gallas, Djourou, Clichy, Song, Denilson, Fabregas, Nasri, Van Persie, Adebayor (Bendtner). Subs not used: Fabianski, Gibbs, Silvestre, Ramsey, Wilshere.

Our FreezeFrame series gives you a classic image ahead of every match. Roll your cursor over the players and click for more information.

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