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The London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal ended in a stalemate on Sunday but Arsenal speed star Hector Bellerin reckons that Arsenal deserved to win the game.
Chelsea had suffered back to back defeats to Arsenal in the FA Cup final and Community Shield, and Conte was poised to be even with Arsene Wenger. The Blues have lost just a game in the league this term in the opening day but having won three games in a role, they were dubbed as favourites in the derby game.
The Blues dominated the first 30 minutes of the game but Arsenal got into the game and displayed improved performance. Arsenal have already lost two league games back to back and they would have plummeted further down the table if they had suffered defeat.
The Gunners had so many clear-cut chances both in the first and second half as Aaron Ramsey’s effort hit the pole and Shkodran Mustafi’s goal was correctly ruled offside. Hector Bellerin, who stepped up his game spoke after the game and he laid bare his disappointment.
“I’m disappointed because we had chances to win the game,” Bellerin said.
“To be fair they had a few as well, but I think if we would have been efficient at the beginning of the game it would have been completely different with the chances we had.
“Obviously we know it’s a hard venue to come to and we can’t really be that disappointed with a point because it was well-fought by both teams.
“But the fact that we thought we could have come away with a win was disappointing.
“Sometimes there’s games that are not going your way and that doesn’t mean the team is not good enough.
“We’ve had a few good results in the past week, we’ve got the confidence back and were ready to beat Chelsea.
“It wasn’t to be, but I think we have to take a lot of positives from the game.”
Arsenal will host Doncaster Rovers in the league Cup on Wednesday and Arsene Wenger is expected to massively rotate his squad for the tie.