Chelsea boss Di Matteo not surprised by impressive Arsenal start

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo isn't surprised by Arsenal's form this season.

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo isn't surprised by Arsenal's form this season.

Di Matteo knows his side face a real test today against an Arsenal outfit who are going well despite losing Robin van Persie to Manchester United.

The Gunners are fifth and — like Chelsea — undefeated.

Di Matteo said: “I said at the start of the season Arsenal would be challenging for the league.

“I’m not sure anyone believed me, but that’s the way I saw it and I haven’t changed my mind. They have signed some very good, interesting players.

“But I don’t think they are playing differently.

“The personnel has changed, but the philosophy hasn’t changed.

“Arsene Wenger has done a fantastic job.”

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