Nigeria’s internationals, Alex Iwobi of Arsenal and Chelsea’s Victor Moses never got the opportunity to size each other up on the pitch when their sides clashed in a London derby on Wednesday evening.
Alex Iwobi was not really part of Wenger’s plan against Chelsea as he sat out the match while Victor Moses was replaced by Zappacosta in the 56th minute of the match probably due to the fact that he was caught offside one time too many.
Arsenal were able to secure a point from the match with Hector Bellerin’s stunning kick in injury time to make the match a two-all draw.
According to a BBC report, The two sides shared an incredible 33 chances, with the heroic keeping of Gunners’ Petr Cech and Blues’ Thibaut Courtois ensuring only four goals were conceded.
Courtois had made exceptional stops to deny Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette before he was finally beaten when Jack Wilshere fired high past him in the 63rd minute.
The lead only lasted four minutes, Eden Hazard converting from the spot to level after his foot had been caught by Bellerin.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger labelled Anthony Taylor’s decision “farcical”, adding “you could give 10 penalties like that a game”.
Chelsea must have thought they had secured all three points when Marcos Alonso flicked home substitute Davide Zappacosta’s low cross after 84 minutes.
But in the second minute of stoppage time, Bellerin produced an exceptional half-volley to earn the Gunners a point.
There was more drama seconds from the end when Zappacosta’s shot thundered off Cech’s crossbar.