Ian Wright mocks Cesar Azpilicueta’s celebration after Arsenal find late equaliser against Chelsea

Ian Wright mocked Cesar Azpilicueta's celebration after Arsenal's equaliser at Chelsea in the Premier League
Ian Wright mocked Cesar Azpilicueta’s celebration after Arsenal’s equaliser at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Ian Wright couldn’t resist poking fun at Cesar Azpilicueta after ten-man Arsenal found a late equaliser to share the points with Chelsea in a Premier League epic at Stamford Bridge.

David Luiz was given his marching orders in the 26th minute after Shkodran Mustafi’s woeful attempt at a backpass lacked the power to reach Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal.

The Brazilian had denied Abraham a shot at goal by shoving him to the ground inside the penalty area and Jorginho made no mistake with the resulting spot-kick.

Mikel Arteta’s men responded well to going behind and leveled in the 63rd minute as Gabriel Martinelli ran with the ball from Arsenal’s box and capitalised on N’Golo’s Kante’s slip before beating Kepa Arrizabalaga with a composed finish.

Bellerin scored a brilliant equaliser for Arsenal in the 87th minute
Bellerin scored a brilliant equaliser for Arsenal in the 87th minute (Picture: Getty)

All of Arsenal’s hard work looked to have been undone as Chelsea captain Azpilicueta poked the ball home from close-range, but Hector Bellerin cancelled out his compatriot’s strike with an exquisite curled effort at the death to salvage a 2-2 draw.

Azpilicueta may have felt he’d done enough to secure victory and celebrated his goal as if Chelsea had wrapped up all three points, poking his tongue out and sliding on his knees in front of a rapturous Stamford Bridge crowd.

And after Bellerin fired in a sublime equaliser for the visitors, Arsenal legend Wright laughed hysterically and mocked Azpilicueta’s earlier celebration.

He simply couldn’t help himself…

Arsenal head coach Arteta was proud of the ‘spirit’ and ‘togetherness’ his side showed to come away from Stamford Bridge with a point despite being a man down.

‘To do that against this kind of opponent in this stadium, I really value,’ Arteta told BBC Sport.

‘The way they have done it, with the spirit they have done it, that’s great.

‘I wasn’t here a few weeks ago but what I am demanding every day they are trying their best to do it. The togetherness and leadership they showed today, this is what I wanted to see.

‘We are going in the right direction but I think tonight is a special night for everybody.’

After his late strike, Bellerin posted on Instagram: ‘Always happy to score against these lot.

‘But what truly made me happy, was everyone fighting for their lives on that pitch.

‘Big well done to the team tonight.’


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