Arsenal holds Chelsea with a injury time equalizer in EPL

Elias Hubbard
January 6, 2018

His Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed his display as the Gunners grabbed a point after a late Hector Bellerin strike pulled the home side level after Marcos Alonso thought he had grabbed the victor for the West Londoners minutes earlier. We had so many chances in the first half.

However it was Wilshere's performance which again grabbed the eye, capped off by a sublime left-footed strike on 63 minutes which put the Gunners 1-0 ahead. Though Chelsea went up the other end and leveled.

On whether he thought his challenge on Eden Hazard was a penalty: "He's very quick in the box - I saw the ball in the air and tried to challenge for it, we both got to the ball at the same time and the referee thought it was a penalty".

One of the main talking points.

Marcos Alonso thought he had scored the victor on 84 minutes after slotting in Zappacosta's low cross but Hector Bellerin grabbed a late equaliser in the 92nd minute to rescue a point for Arsenal.

The goalkeeper has since established himself as Forest’s No 1 in the second half of last season
The goalkeeper has since established himself as Forest’s No 1 in the second half of last season

And after the game, Bellerin and Hazard spoke to Geoff Shreeves.

Bellerin answered by saying he wanted to see the repay, while Hazard said: "No".

The result means Antonio Conte's side stay third in the table, a point behind Manchester United and 16 adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City, having won just once in their last five away league matches.

Chelsea now have 46 points while Arsenal have 39 points.

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