A deserved point but Arsenal could have beaten Chelsea

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A deserved point but Arsenal could have beaten Chelsea

With Mesut Ozil unfit to start and Alexis Sanchez only on the bench, all eyes were on Arsenal to see if they would collapse as they did at Anfield and lose a sixth successive league match at Stamford Bridge.

Despite that run coming to an end, Chelsea captain Gary Cahill was pleased to take a point from a game they could easily have lost.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said striker Alexandre Lacazette is not yet physically ready to play 90 minutes in the Premier League.

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"Having already played that match, being able to win that match, being able to bring so much happiness to our fans was really a wonderful achievement". Chelsea have had a player sent off in their last three meetings with the Gunners.

The England worldwide is expected to undergo a scan to determine the severity of issue but Wenger said after the game that it is "not an easy" injury.

The midfield enforcer told the Blues' official website: "I think that actually in terms of rivalries that Chelsea have, the one with Tottenham is perhaps even bigger than Arsenal".

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Arsene Wenger discusses his team's need to respond better to hard matches, which he says they did today vs. Chelsea.

"I believe we were focused [against Chelsea]". When you're a football player, there's only one thing that matters - the next game and how you respond to it. We played today against the champions of last season and if you play like this, I think you'll get a lot of points. With the attitude and determination, it was vital for us to come out with a solid performance.

Wenger's mood was only soured by an injury to striker Danny Welbeck, which forced him off in the second half.

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"I must say we worked more on it before the Liverpool game because we had more time to prepare", he added.

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