Arsene Wenger gets 3-match ban

Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea Gunners player ratings from frantic draw at the Emirates

Arsenal looked to have been condemned to their first defeat in ten games before Hector Bellerin stepped up in the 92nd minute with a sumptuous strike that was easily the best of the night.

Until recently, Wilshere had been on the fringes of the Gunners first-team too, but his appearance in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Chelsea - which he marked with a fine second-half goal - was his sixth consecutive Premier League start.

The controversial incident occurred in 66th minute of the Premier League fixture when Hector Bellerin kicked Eden Hazard's dangling foot as the pair competed for a loose ball.

In his post-match press conference, Wenger again described the penalty award for Bellerin's tackle on Hazard as "farcical".

"It was a fantastic football game and overall it could have gone both ways", Wenger said.

Hazard converted from the spot himself to make it 1-1 before Marcos Alonso put the visitors ahead, while Bellerin then fired in his own equaliser in injury time of a highly entertaining game.

Back came Arsenal in a thrilling finale as Bellerin's whipped effort flashed past Courtois in stoppage-time, but the Gunners nearly lost it again as Cech thwarted Morata before Zappacosta thundered the rebound against the crossbar in the dying seconds.

The Nigeria worldwide was shown the second yellow card in Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup final for diving.


Sky Sports mixed the pot by having the two of them give post-match interviews simultaneously.

"Maybe we should have scored more, we missed some chances".

It was tough for the Gunners to take, given their part in a rip-roaring contest in which Thibaut Courtois had made a series of brilliant saves to deny Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette.

And then wing-back Alonso scored his third goal in his last five appearance when he swept in after good work from Zappacosta on the right.

The Frenchman received a four-match ban for misconduct last January for pushing the fourth official after his team's 2-1 win against Burnley.

In the 73rd minute N'Golo Kante saw his effort hit an Arsenal defender and go away for a corner.

"I must say what is more frustrating for me is that it happened many times this season - at Stoke, at Watford, at Manchester City, at West Brom", said Wenger in pre-match comments on Tuesday. We will have to see the replay.

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