Arsenal overcome adversity to earn late draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Adversity is there to be overcome. This was surely the mindset for Arsenal players on Tuesday night, as their backs were against the wall in the first half on the road against Chelsea.
However, thanks to a spirited effort, the Gunners were able to leave Stamford Bridge with a tough point and a 2-2 draw.
Things couldn't have gotten off to a more complicated start, though. In the 26th minute, Davis Luiz brought down Tammy Abraham in the box and was given a straight red. Just like that, Arsenal was down to 10 men and trailed 1-0 after Jorginho put away the penalty kick.
David Luiz sees red for a foul in the box on Tammy Abraham ❗️ pic.twitter.com/BvmurCuNDm— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 21, 2020
It looked like Chelsea would cruise to an easy win, but in the 63rd minute, 18-year-old phenom Gabriel Martinelli evened things up at 1-1 on a sensational run and score.
There was late drama in London, as Cesar Azpilicueta scored in the 84th minute, but Arsenal refused to go down without a fight. Three minutes later, Hector Bellerin stunned the crowd on hand by firing off a superb shot into the back of the net to close the scoring at 2-2. It was an amazing goal to see, so take a look for yourself:
WHAT IS HAPPENING, BELLERIN LEVELS IT 🔴👏 pic.twitter.com/xa9BA6xPTv— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 21, 2020
Following Tuesday's result, Chelsea remains in fourth place of the English Premier League Table with 40 points, while Arsenal finds itself in 10th with 30 points.