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Arteta admits to ‘mixed feelings’ after Arsenal complete Chelsea comeback

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he “wanted more” from Saturday’s game after his side came from two goals down to salvage a point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 

Cole Palmer scored from the spot to put the Blues ahead in the 15th minute following a contentious handball by William Saliba. Mikhailo Mudryk doubled the host’s lead shortly after the break when he caught David Raya unawares from out wide.

Chelsea were heading towards their first Premier League win over a top-half team this term until Declan Rice capitalised on a poor pass from Robert Sanchez to score from long range. Leandro Trossard equalised with six minutes left on the clock when he tapped home at the back post.

“It’s mixed feelings,” Arteta told BBC Match of the Day. “Credit to Chelsea for the way they set up. You have to expect that. We were below par in very basic things and we didn’t play with enough purpose with the ball and we were soft in some situations. We allowed them to run which is a really dangerous thing to do.

“We tweaked things and played the second half with a different intensity. We were more of a threat and we should have scored a goal earlier. We scored two brilliant goals which gave us a point but we wanted more.

“When you’re 2-0 down against Chelsea you can drop your head and start to blame each other. But the team never did that they believed they could do it.”

Arsenal now sit second in the Premier League table behind Manchester City on goal difference.

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