Arsenal and Chelsea play out entertaining draw


Arsenal and Chelsea could not be separated in an entertaining and dramatic 2-2 draw at the Emirate stadium, in Wednesday’s night English premier League London derby.

There was a start for Nigerian star Victor Moses at the right wing back position for visiting Chelsea, while midfielder Alex Iwobi was left on the bench as Ozil returned for Arsenal.

The game burst into live from kickoff and Moses was involved earlier on as his clearance put striker Alvaro Morata clean through, only for the blues top scorer to waste a clear sight on goal and deny Moses and assist in the 14th minute.

Thibaut Cortoius produced a great save to deny Sanchez at the other end, and Peter Cech in Arsenal post also saved from a lopping Bakayoko shot asthe game continuously swung from end to end.

Fabregas and Ozil missed from close range for either side, before both teams went in at 0-0 for a recess.

On resumption of the second half, Chelsea started brightly and soon after the Blues manager Antonio Conte sent in in Davide Zappacosta in the 56th minute, pulling out Victor Moses who was somewhat disappointing both in defense and final balls delivery in attack.

Arsenal took the lead through sustained pressure in the 63rd minute, from a
left footed Wilshere blast.

Chelsea’s playmaker Eden Hazard soon responded via the penalty spot l,  after
he was fouled by Bellerin in the 67th.

Left back Alonso then slipped home an 84th minute goal for Chelsea off the cross of Zappacosta in what appears to be the winner before Bellerin crashed home an 92nd equalizer.

There was still time for Chelsea to miss a double chance from first Morata who fired straight at Cech and Zappacosta firing at the cross bar from the rebound.

Iwobi was an unused substitute for the Gunners who lie 6th a point behind
Tottenham, while Chelsea failed to return to second spot with Manchester United just a point above them.

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