Ten-man Arsenal snatched a point from Chelsea thanks to Hector Bellerin’s late equaliser in a pulsating 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
The Gunners looked dead and buried when David Luiz saw red on his return to west London and Jorginho converted the resulting penalty.
Bellerin produced a captains display
Gabriel Martinelli scored a breathtaking equaliser after N’Golo Kante’s costly slip before Cesar Azpilicueta appeared to win it for the Blues with an 84th-minute strike.
But Arsenal weren’t done yet and Bellerin, on his return from injury, cut inside and bent a wonderful equaliser to ensure the Gunners left with a point.
Shkodran Mustafi’s woeful backpass left Bernd Leno stranded at the top of the night. But rather than see his side concede, Luiz took out Abraham and sacrificed himself.
The inevitable red card led to a penalty, and Jorginho slotted home the spot-kick.
Chelsea pressed and pressed without any joy after the break, in another frustrating scenario in failing to unpick a low block.
Azpilicueta mustve thought he’d won it
Arsenal kept shape without the ball before Martinelli kept his head on a rare breakaway.
The 18-year-old seized on Kante’s uncharacteristic slip, raced through from halfway and then slotted coolly past Kepa.
Lacazette soon had the ball in the net again for Arsenal, only to see his effort chalked off for a clear offside.
Blues skipper Azpilicueta popped up with a fine finish in the dying stages to send relief around Stamford Bridge.
But that evaporated as Gunners captain Bellerin drilled home an even better strike to level the tie again.