In a game that promised so much, it indeed delivered in both goals, entertainment and drama. The London clubs shared the spoils in the 2 all draw.
Chelsea had the opportunity to take an early lead in the game when Alvaro Morata was presented with a glorious opportunity when he was facing Petr Cech and goal, the striker squandered the chance when he put it wide.
The first half of the derby was entertaining with both goal keepers being kept at the edge as they were called upon on not less than 5 times to come to the rescue of their teams.
As the second half kicked off, the teams kept on going at each other which kept the keepers on high alert.
It was in the 63rd minute when Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere stepped up to put the Gunners ahead with a fine finish which sent the Emirates faithful roaring.
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There was however, drama and chaos when Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard was clearly seen to have fooled the referee when he dived after what looked like Bellerin had kicked him in the 18-yard box. The Belgian forward stepped forward to bring Chelsea level.
Both teams continued to chase down the game looking for the winning goal and in the 84th minute, Chelsea seemed to have clinched the 3 points when Zapacosta was able to link up with fellow wing-back Marcos Alonso to put the Blues ahead.
Chelsea tried to bury the game with more attacks but in the final added minutes of the game, Hector Bellerin found a lose ball just outside the box and brought the Gunners level with a net buster.
The result means that Chelsea remain 16 points off of Manchester City and Arsenal remain 24 points off the top of the league. This also means that Arsenal will remain in the 6th position as they went into this game.
Arsene Wenger will have to work on his defense during this January transfer period if he is to make his way back into the Champions League and Chelsea will need a more formidable striker that can help Chelsea to put away chances.
Author: Moses Echodu
Moses is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Programs Associate at the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation. He loves writing about sports, politics and news around the globe and Inspiring new young people!!