Not many people gave Arsenal much of a chance of getting anything from our trip to Chelsea in the Premier League today, and that was before we heard the news that Mesut Ozil had picked up a minor muscle injury ahead of the game and that Alexis Sanchez would only be on the bench.
But it was a much more resilient and organised peformance from the Gunners than we have seen in the two previous away gamesd this season, and it paid off as the home team were frustrated as they struggled to make much headway or even enjoy more of the ball.
As the game wore on we did drop further and further back as Arsene Wenger decided to hang on to what we had. And just as the pressure started to build Chelsea were reduced to 10 men after an awful studs up tackle by Luiz on Kolasinac. He could have gone earlier to be honest when a raised boot caught Koscielny in the face but the referee gave a yellow.
There was hardly any time for Arsenal to make use of the advantage and with better finishing we should have already had the lead to hang on to. Welbeck headed a great ball just wide in the 16th minute and Lacazette really should have buried the rebound after a mazy run by Ramsey saw his attempt come back off the post minutes before the break.
We also had a goal disallowed but Mustafi was offside before heading a free kick past Courtois, and Chelsea had chances as well, though, but not too many and it was an even game that saw Gunners show real grit and get a rare point at Stamford Bridge.