How Arsenal and Chelsea rated at the Emirates

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Eventually, it was Arsenal who opened the scoring just after the hour-mark, with Jack Wilshere netting his first top-flight goal in 43 games.

The contentious penalty on Wednesday was awarded for a Hector Bellerin challenge on Eden Hazard and Wenger remains adamant in his belief that referee Anthony Taylor got it wrong.

Arsenal fans believe their side were on the wrong side of a soft spot-kick for the second game in a row.

The two sides did share an incredible 33 chances, with Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois being perhaps at their very best at goal on the night.

Yet there was to be a twist in the tale as Bellerin blasted a stunning late leveller, with Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta having chances after that to win the game for Chelsea.

The draw meant Chelsea remain in third on 46 points while Arsenal are sixth on 39.

The atmosphere of laughter towards the end of the session was in stark contrast to the prickliness of the beginning.

Rather than concentrating post-match comments on acclaiming his team's resolve - Hector Bellerin grabbed an equaliser in the second minute of stoppage time - Wenger unleashed on referees, the media and the packed festive schedule all rivals have had to contend with.

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The Arsenal right-back did not hesitate in saying he wanted to see a replay of the incident, whilst Hazard on the other hand was in no such doubt about the call, as he said: "No".

Arsenal's defense was again inconsistent as the second half began, and Cech had to step in and save a couple Chelsea shots.

Arsenal had the first chance on goal in the seventh minute from a free-kick in a decent area but Alexis Sanchez's effort hit the Chelsea defensive wall and went away for a corner. Pulling themselves together, Arsenal took the ball back down to the other end and almost scored twice, with the ball rolling along the Chelsea goal line until Thibaut Courtois got to it before any Gunners could.

"I have been in football for 35 years, I know what I said and I stand up for what I said".

"You have watched the game which included favourable refereeing decisions for Tottenham?"

"It was a game where we have shown great mental resources".

Conte feels Morata is short of luck and rued the failure to see out victory after Alonso's 84th-minute strike put the visitors ahead.

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