After Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Chelsea, manager Arsene Wenger felt his side could have taken all three points at the death, noting a chance from playmaker Mesut Ozil that wasn’t taken, reports BBC
Arsenal only mustered one shot on target in their London derby against Chelsea, which fell to the German international, and was tame into the hands of Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. It summed up their performance in truth, as while Arsene Wenger’s side enjoyed most of the possession in the game, they did little with it in the final third to ever threaten a goal.
Chelsea not only kept them at bay for the game’s entirety, they also created chances of their own. Midfielder Ramires had their best chance, but like Ozil, didn’t have any conviction in his shot, and made it far too easy for his opposition goalkeeper. A draw was a fair result, but both sides feel they could have edged themselves ahead with the few chances created, and Wenger was no different.
Following the game, he said Ozil’s late chance should have won them the game at the death. “We could have finished the game off. Mesut Ozil had a great chance in the final minute of the game. In the first half we had the right intensity. We dropped that in the second half and came back into the right level for the last 20 minutes. But they came to defend well, and they did that well, and everybody knows that.”
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