Arsenal came from behind to twice equalize against Chelsea despite David Luiz’ red card on Tuesday match at Stamford Bridge.
Luiz was sent off the pitch with a red card after his challenge on Tammy Abraham which gave the opportunity for Chelsea to score the lead through Jorginho’s 28th minute penalty.
Chelsea, who were dominant for most of the game made a costly error when N’golo Kante slipped at the center of the field allowing Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli to score a possible goal of the season contender.
The Blues were back on the lead when Cesar Azpilicueta scored from six yards six minutes from time. But a resolute Gunners refused to give up as captain Hector Bellerin equalised in his first game since December 5.
For the first time in their last eight Premier League games, Arsenal have shown fighting spirit and face the prospect of finishing at the top six in premier league this season.
David Luiz, who had received three red cards this season more than any other player, is also the first player to be sent off with a red card against his former side, Chelsea.
Shkodran Mustafi made an error with a terrible bypass which Tammy Abraham pounced on prompting Luiz to bring him down at the 18 box.
These challenges didn’t stop Arsenal as Mustafi made up for his error by passing the ball to Martinelli who bypassed slipping Kante and scored with a fine finish.
Chelsea, on the other hand, might suffer an injury blow as Abraham was helped out of the pitch at the end of a disappointing match for the Blues.
Next, Chelsea travel to Championship Hull City for FA Cup fourth round on Saturday while Arsenal are at Bournemouth for the same match on Monday.