Hector Bellerin’s last appearance for Arsenal came in early December, so to take to the field at Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea was always going to be a challenge.
The right back, and captain on the night, was more than up for it though, and it was his late equaliser which grabbed us the point our spirited 10 man performance deserved, as we drew 2-2 (report and goal clips here).
It’s not the first time he’s done that either – a couple of seasons ago at the Emirates he scored a late goal to rescue another 2-2 draw, and afterwards on Twitter the Spaniard expressed his delight with the performance of the team, and his contribution to the result.
“Always happy to score against these lot,” he said. “But what truly made me happy, was everyone fighting for their lives on that pitch.
“Big well done to the team tonight #COYG”
Bellerin also drew praise from Mikel Arteta who felt his character epitomised the spine his team showed this evening.
“I asked Hector if he was going to be ready for today and his first answer was, ‘boss, I’m ready, so let’s go.’
“These things happen in football. When you want to play, you enjoy your profession and good moments come.”