Arsenal plays out goalless draw with Chelsea in Premier League
Johannesburg – Arsenal has failed to return to the top of the Premier League following a bruising 0-0 draw by title rivals Chelsea in a spiteful London derby on Monday at the Emirates Stadium.
It was a frustrating night for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who failed to secure his first win over Jose Mourinho at the 10th attempt and in the final English top-flight fixture before Christmas, and as a result saw his side waste an opportunity to climb back above leaders Liverpool.
According to Sport24, Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was fortunate to avoid a red card after he crunched into Mikel Arteta, while Arsenal complained that they should have had a penalty for Willian’s challenge on Theo Walcott.
The report mentioned that second placed Arsenal go into the Christmas programme level on points with Liverpool but behind the Anfield outfit on goal difference, while Chelsea moved up to fourth and are two points behind Liverpool.