Arsenal hit the posts twice through Van Persie and Koscielny, and failed to capitalize on promising positions which meant they were unable to extend the gap between themselves and fourth placed Newcastle.
Rivals spurs dropped points however later in the afternoon, but Toon are hot on Arsenal’s trial after an emphatic 3-0 win over the Gunners next opponents Stoke City.
Wenger believes the result was not a fair reflection of the performance with nerves guilty of foiling a host of chances. But a point is a point, and against Chelsea you can not complain. Wenger said at his post-match conference:
on whether it was a fair result:
It was a very unfair result but it ...