Another draw between Chelsea and Arsenal

Lynette Rowe
January 11, 2018

"Arsenal are strong at home, they have a lot of possession and play with the ball but I think if we play well over the two legs and do a good job we can reach the final". "But the position was quite interesting because I was close to the bench and not too high up". "People don't know well Alexis Sanchez", he said.

Contesting their third competition after a packed festive fixture program, the London rivals were lacking the attacking sting to find a breakthrough in the stalemate - unlike when they drew 2-2 in the Premier League a week ago.

Chelsea did look more likely to take the lead but was wasteful twice with headers. At the end of the first half, Fabregas nodded tamely straight at Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina. Midway through the second half, Andreas Christiansen headed off target.

Unfortunately for Gunners fans, Jack Wilshere limped off in the second-half with an apparent ankle injury.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea): Started the game quite sharply and was Chelsea's most creative player for the majority of the match, though the Belgian exhausted in the closing stages.

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"A free role if I can say, he doesn't have to defend that much following the wing back, or full back nowadays". "We have to improve with all the players, not only the strikers".

"You want first to be solid, ideally you want to score as well. It was his good ankle". It's becoming a familiar situation for Wenger after sitting among the Chelsea faithful for Arsenal's 3-1 league loss last February. This is my only worry, not that we are playing three games versus Arsenal, but because we are playing three massive games in a short time and we have to play the league and we have to play FA Cup'.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the introduction of a Video Assistant Referee system in English football is a welcome move.

Wenger also stood by his decision to retain Alex Iwobi in the starting line-up despite footage emerging that appeared to show the midfielder out partying within 48 hours of Sunday's FA Cup loss at Nottingham Forest.

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