Ramsey feels Arsenal proved their mettle after holding Chelsea to draw

Annette Crawford
September 17, 2017

Conte says the Spain worldwide complained of discomfort in his ankle after the collision which is why he made a decision to replace him with Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The Blues failed to break down their rivals on Sunday, meaning they failed to net at Stamford Bridge under Conte, who took charge prior to the 2016-17 season, for the first time in 27 matches.

'He wasn't 100 per cent fir [after that] so I decided to make a substitution for the second half.

The Italian was apoplectic with rage as David Luiz was dismissed in the closing stages for a foul on Sead Kolasinac right in front of the dugouts.

The David Luiz flashpoint Chelsea's fourth red card this season was the most memorable moment of a hard-fought London derby that was high on perspiration but low on inspiration. 'I don't do it in the past, or the present. "I was a player and it can happen, this type of period and you are not so lucky to receive these red cards".

'We have great respect for officials, but it is odd to finish a third game in a row against Arsenal with 10 men'.

Wenger's side were savaged by former players and pundits after the 4-0 loss at Liverpool last month but showed far greater steel on Sunday and a point was the least they deserved. "It was an intense game", Wenger said.

'The battle was total.

"We have responded well to losing on the opening day and got some strong results". We are all human beings.

"We were focused and determined".

Arsenal, meanwhile, are aiming to pick up their first Premier League points on the road this season after having suffered defeats by Stoke and Liverpool in their most recent away games.

The flow of red cards represents a contrast with the discipline that was a key part of Conte's title-winning side previous year following a chaotic 2015-16 campaign, when Jose Mourinho was sacked amid rumours of a rebellion against him by several top players.

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