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Report: Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea – honours even amid dive controversy

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We came from behind to grab a point at The Emirates last night, thanks to Hector Bellerin’s late equaliser but it was nothing more than we deserved after a great game under the floodlights in North London.

After a goalless yet entertaining first half, Jack Wilshere put us ahead with a great strike, smashing the ball home after Chelsea failed to clear, and we almost went two up immediately after the goal, but missed the chance to double the lead. Eden Hazard then dived to win Chelsea a penalty at the other end, no guesses to the outcome of the spot kick, Petr Cech still to keep out a penalty for Arsenal. Chelsea then took the lead to set up a grandstand finish after Ashley Maiteland-Niles got caught out at the back.

After a goalmouth scramble in the last minute, the ball broke out to an unlikely hero, Hector Bellerin smashing home the equaliser to make it 2-2, honours even you’d have thought. Chelsea immediately set about grabbing a winner and Morata missed another one on one with Cech, and then Chelsea hit the bar from the rebound meaning the points were shared.

The game was incredible to be fair, just a shame about the penalty decision, then second in just 4 days to cost us 4 points and two confidence boosting wins. This now means we have staged 4 of the most exciting Premier League games this season, 4-3 v Leicester, 1-3 v Man United, 3-3 v Liverpool along with last night’s end to end spectacular, sounds better than 5 points from 12 at home anyway.

A defeat last night would have meant we were well off the pace, but now if we can put together a nice run over the next few weeks, there’s no reason we can get back into a top four position, Spurs definitely due a blip and we are well and truly overdue a slice of luck and some more fortuitous refereeing decisions.

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