Hector Bellerin salutes Arsenal's fighting spirit in 2-2 draw with Chelsea

Beth Cruz
January 6, 2018

Morata has scored 10 goals in 19 Premier League appearances this season but the majority of those came in the opening three months, with the 25-year-old having only netted twice in his last eight top-flight matches.

After a 0-0 first half, Arsenal broke the deadlock through Jack Wilshere on 63 minutes before Eden Hazard hit back for Chelsea from the penalty spot on 67 minutes.

But Wenger complained afterwards at referee Anthony Taylor's decision to award a penalty to Chelsea, converted by Hazard to level the game, for Bellerin's kick on the Belgium star. "Because when you are winning 2-1 and there are two minutes to go you have to win the game, especially against a great team like Arsenal".

"No, he saw what he wanted to see and we have to deal with that. I repeat, it's a pity because we deserved to win the game".

Speaking after the game, Wenger told Sky Sports of his disappointment at the decision: "After that, we got again a farcical decision and mentally we were shocked".

But against Chelsea, just as against Crystal Palace and Liverpool over the Christmas period, the unsettled Chilean was 100 percent committed and determined to make an impact for Arsene Wenger's team. "He has until 6pm on Tuesday 9 January to respond".

"I knew before the game that the last 20 minutes could be hard for us because we have a big disadvantage with the schedule", Wenger said, referencing having to play on Sunday while Chelsea enjoyed a further day's rest.

The new season appeared to be shaping up into a two-horse race between the Manchester clubs, but as Manchester United started to stutter in the autumn, Manchester City just kept on going, and an 18-match winning streak means they have nearly wrapped up the 2017/18 title already. "We fight for a place in the Champions League", he said.

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