Arsenal repel Chelsea to clinch stalemate in Carabao Cup semi-final

Arsenal repel Chelsea to clinch stalemate in Carabao Cup semi-final

Arsenal repel Chelsea to clinch stalemate in Carabao Cup semi-final

"I sat next to a guy who says "Hello, how are you?' I said 'Good afternoon.' He said, 'I'm your gardener".

Moses was proving a problem for young left-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles and the Nigerian found space for another shot moments later, this time his low shot hit Ospina's near post before Arsenal scrambled it away.

It was one they largely took, with Rob Holding and Calum Chambers in particular putting in a relatively solid display to shut Chelsea out, even if Shkodran Mustafi had another wobbly ninety minutes. I think in the last period [of the pitch] we must be more clinical, better offensively.

"After Norwich it's the second 0-0 in a row".

Asked if he thought Arsenal had gained the upper hand with the result, Conte replied: "I don't think so".

"I remember when we were playing in that great Man United era, you hardly read about their players doing stuff like that". If you compare this game with the last Arsenal game it was played in a very different way.

"If we didn't lose Jack tonight then we would have had Ramsey back and then maybe Ozil on Sunday, but we could look a bit short".

"He was an Arsenal fan who went to the game at Chelsea". Why not? I do not have to justify every decision I make, you know.

Chelsea resumed on the front foot and saw another aerial chance go begging when Christensen nodded over from close range.

"My speech is not for the strikers". For example, Christensen had two fantastic opportunities to score. Sometimes there are spells when you score and don't score, but his effort for the team is good and he always tries.

The VAR system was being given its second outing in English football after being successfully tested in Monday's FA Cup tie between Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion.

"Everyone wants less mistakes during the game". There was a thunderously ominous soundtrack as two teams waited in the tunnel and in the stand the kind of carnival feel you often get for domestic semi-finals.

It was called on again with two minutes remaining and once more confirmed the referee's decision not to award a penalty, this time after Danny Welbeck got a faint touch on the ball when bringing down Fabregas.

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