The points were shared in a pulsating London derby at The Emirates, as we rescued the game from the jaws of defeat, but not before being in the driving seat for the win.

A lot of talk surrounded who would be fit enough to make the lineup for this game. Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny were all massive doubts beforehand, and sure enough, only Mesut Ozil made the cut.

The match started lively, and we looked quick on the break early on as we invited Chelsea onto us. The first big chance fell to Alvaro Morata though, as he raced through one on one with only Cech to beat, but a combo of our goalkeeper’s presence and poor finishing saw the Spaniard poke it well wide.

Then, we had two chances to go ahead. Firstly, Alexis squirmed free and his shot toward the near post was superbly saved by Courtois onto the post. The loose ball dribbled perfectly on the goaline and then hit the opposite post, before the Belgian goalie snaffled the ball.

Lacazette only minutes later forced Courtois into action again, as he took the ball and swivelled to shoot, with Chelsea’s keeper saving well low down.

The game was hotly contested in all areas of the pitch, and the pace of the game was not letting up, and Bakayoko was next to have a pop, but Cech denied him the goal.

It was an even game, and all players were up for the battle, but kudos must go to young Ainslie Maitland-Niles who handled himself superbly and never shied away from possession.

You couldn’t take your eyes off the game, and Ozil was behind everything we were doing as he operated between the lines, giving Bakayoko a torrid time attempting to pick him up.

The first half ended and both sides could claim to have done enough to gain the lead, such was the open nature of the match.

The second half saw us continue our press and it was working as were on an even keel with them throughout, although Chelsea created the first chance of the second half, drawing a save from Cech’s feet with Hazard’s low drive, then a one-handed save from an Alonso header.

It was Lacazette who was next up on the chance carousel, but Courtois was equal to it as Cech was earlier. There was goals in this game, but the keepers were having their say.

Pressure was building at both ends, it felt like it was only a matter of time before the scoreline changed. From the 50th to the 60th minute we had a spell of intense pressure that saw Courtois in action repeatedly, but it was an unlikely source that broke the deadlock.

On the 62nd minute, Wilshere passed to Ozil out wide, who then passed infield and the ball returned instantly to Wilshere who had continued his run and the England man lashed a superb finish past Courtois, who was helpless.

We were in top gear now, and Chelsea couldn’t lay a glove on us. But, for a second game in a row, we were given a bad deal by the ref.

Hector Bellerin and Eden Hazard both went for a loose ball, and Eden Hazard went down holding his shin, even though Bellerin’s boot hadn’t touched his leg. Absolutely ridiculous call and there can be no complaints when our manager and players call this heinous decision out in the media.

The game settled onto an even footing once more, and it looked difficult to predict who could win the game. It was only Anthony Taylor who had stolen the lead from us, and we had deserved it.

On the 80th minute, Lacazette - who again had played well without scoring - was replaced by Danny Welbeck. The England striker is full of running, and he could continue the press further up the field.

Then, the sucker punch.

Chelsea, on the 83rd minute, Willian sprayed a wide ball out to Zappacosta who pummelled a low ball in that Alonso got a touch on and diverted the speeding ball past Cech.

This hurt, as it was so undeserved. Chelsea had been on their heels much of the match, but crucially had stayed in it and now had nicked the points, seemingly.

We were pinning them back in the dying embers, but time was ticking away rapidly and Chelsea had stuffed the points under their jumper and were about to sail through the security gates.

The security guard nipped in just in time!

In added time, Bellerin clipped a delicious half volley accurately past Courtois from outside the box to equalise, and deservedly so.

Zappacosta then smashed an effort against the crossbar after another Morata miss, this game was absolutely crazy up to the end seconds.

The final whistle blew and the points were shared, although at certain points we looked like we were going to get all three and then none at all.

Our defence played admirably at times, but error-strewn at times as well. Our midfield were superb, our attack did everything possible.

There is hope, as a team we were excellent. Referee’s once again had their input though.