Published: Mon, September 18, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Arsenal hold Chelsea: Is this the way forward in big away games?

Arsenal hold Chelsea: Is this the way forward in big away games?

Their last away trip in the Premier League ended in a 4-0 thrashing at Liverpool, and recent visits to Chelsea have included a 6-0 drubbing.

However, Arsene Wenger's side more than held their own and actually went closest to winning the game when Alexandre Lacazette fired over from close range after Aaron Ramsey had hit the post.

"For sure it is unusual but in all situations we have to try to improve; in the tactical situation, the physical situation and also we must try to improve in this situation, and also we hope to be more lucky in the future", he explains.

Luiz, who had already been booked, was shown a straight red card for a high-studs challenge on Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac and will now serve a three-match ban.

"I think that we have to try and build from something and I think we can build form this performance because we were really well organised when we didn't have the ball".

Wenger said: "You have only one way to respond, on the pitch".

Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi (second right) scores a goal against Chelsea that was disallowed during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London, yesterday.

"But I think after that game we changed a lot of things and then we won the league".

"Even though the Arsenal defender came off worst, the impressive Bosnia-Herzegovina worldwide finished the game and with it earned a moral victory".

In fact, you could even look back a game further to the FA Cup final, when Victor Moses earned two yellow cards, which ultimately gave Arsenal the edge at Wembley Stadium. The shared points mean Chelsea sit behind the Manchester clubs in third on 10 points; while Arsenal relish in 12th on seven points.

"After that, it's the decision of the referee".

"We had a very positive end to last season and played very well in games against the big teams, like Manchester City and Chelsea". To go away to the home of the Champions and come away with a well-deserved point augurs very well for our season.

Pedro wasted Chelsea's best chance in the first half when he was sent clear by Cesc Fabregas but finished tamely.

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