Four goals in thirteen minutes either side of half time decided this enthralling contest at The Emirates.
The Gunner dominated throughout and were in no way flattered by the scoreline.
Alex Song set them on their way with a goal on the stroke of half-time, but all the damage was done in a two minute period after the break.
Cesc Fabregas doubled the host’s advantage quickly followed by a strike from the influential Theo Walcott.
Ivanovic seemed to have given Chelsea a glimmer of hope but not even Didier Drogba who has scored eight goals against Arsenal in the Premier League, could make any impression as the Blues surrendered meekly.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Venue: Emirates Stadium
04 Fabregas (yellow card) (Rosicky 88)
14 Walcott (Diaby 73)
17 A Song
10 Van Persie (yellow card) (Chamakh 76)
03 A Cole (yellow card)
19 Ferreira (Bosingwa 61)
08 Lampard (yellow card)
12 Mikel (Ramires 46)
15 Malouda (Kakuta 56)
21 Kalou (yellow card)
38 Van Aanholt,