Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was left disappointed that the Gunners didn’t beat Chelsea in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
Arsenal put in a much-improved performance to earn a point at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, but did have the chances to win the game. It’s those chances that Hector Bellerin has lamented. Though he acknowledges that Arsenal performed well, he feels we could have won the game had we been sharper in front of goal.
“I’m disappointed because we had chances to win the game,” Bellerin said, reports the Evening Standard. “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.”
Aaron Ramsey hit the post during the game and Alexandre Lacazette somehow failed to score from close range on the rebound. Shkodran Mustafi also had a goal rightfully ruled out for offside. Perhaps on a different day, one of those chances would have gone in and we would be talking about an excellent win.
In context, though, it was a good result. Arsenal were seen as fragile away from home and an easy mark for a Chelsea team who had gotten their act together after losing at home to Burnley. I believe their performance proved a lot of people wrong and should give the team confidence ahead of an easier run of fixtures.
Bellerin believes this as well, and feels there are plenty of positives to take from the game. “Sometimes there’s games that are not going your way and that doesn’t mean the team is not good enough,” he added.
“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.”