Arsene Wenger claimed he would have committed suicide had Davide Zappacosta’s late shot sealed three points for Chelsea on during their Premier League clash on Wednesday night.
The Gunners were impressive in a thrilling encounter as Hector Bellerin scored a late goal to earn them a point, and although Chelsea had a very late chance to steal a win with Zappacosta’s effort.
The Blues defender failed to find the back of the net and Arsenal boss Wenger controversially claimed after the game he would have killed himself had the ball gone in.
“I would have committed suicide,” Wenger told reporters after the final whistle when asked what he would have done if that effort went in.
“It was a great football game, we have shown great mental resources, I knew the last 20 minutes would be tough.”
Jack Wilshere gave Arsenal the lead with his first Premier League goal in over two years, but the Blues hit back with goals from Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso, before Bellerin restored parity late on.
The draw leaves Arsenal rooted in sixth place in the Premier League, outside the Champions League standings.
But while Wenger is annoyed to see his side down the table, he believes that the Gunners’ play merits better fortunes.
“It’s very frustrating. We have to look at ourselves as well,” he added.
“Our performances have been top quality but we have not had the results we could have had. We have not been gifted luck.”
The manager singled out goalscorer Wilshere for praise after opening the scoring with a fine finish.
“He’s at the level now that not many people expected him to be. He has not played for England since 2016, that means everyone gave up on him,” he said.