Arsenal and Chelsea played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Emirates. Here are five things we learned.
Ozil pulls the strings
When Mesut Ozil isn’t playing for Arsenal, they look devoid of ideas. However, when he is on top form, he is at the heart of Arsenal’s best moves.
His creativity and eye for a pass in tight situations is superb. Alexis Sanchez is important to Arsenal but Ozil would arguably be the bigger miss if he left in the summer.
Alvaro Morata leaves his shooting boots at home
Morata is fantastic with his head but it was a different story tonight with his feet. He went one-on-one against Cech on two occasions and failed to score both times.
The first effort somehow went wide and the second was straight at Cech. Chelsea left the Emirates with one point but if Morata had been on target, it would have been all three.
Lacazette’s goal drought continues
Arsenal’s record signing is going through a slight goal drought. Lacazette hasn’t scored since the 2nd of December in the 3-1 defeat against Manchester United.
The Frenchman has had plenty of attempts on goal and is trying his best but it’s just not happening for him. He has now gone seven Premier League games without a goal.
Hazard doing what he does best
Hazard won and converted Chelsea’s equaliser. There was contact between Hazard and Bellerin – but it was soft.
After converting the penalty, the Belgian international has now been involved in 100 Premier League goals for Chelsea (63 goals, 37 assists). You have to be a special player if Real Madrid are interested and Hazard certainly falls into that category.
Cech still hasn’t saved a penalty for Arsenal
If he had kept a clean sheet against Chelsea, Petr Cech would have become the first Premier League goalkeeper to reach 200 clean sheets. Chelsea won 2-1 as Cech was denied a clean sheet.
However, Since Cech joined Arsenal in 2015, he has failed to save any of the 15 penalties he has faced. Despite failing to save the penalty against him, Cech made some important saves and kept Arsenal in the game.