Chelsea vs. Arsenal score: Bellerin scores late goal as 10-man Gunners earn point at Stamford Bridge

Bellerin's fine late finish was enough to snatch a point

Arsenal came from behind twice, despite playing down a man, to draw Chelsea 2-2 on Tuesday in Premier League play. Two goals in the final 10 minutes (one from each side) led to a frantic finish, but the Gunners were efficient, scoring on both of their chances to rescue a point and keep their slim top-four hopes alive. 

Here are three takeaways from the match:

It's time for Arsenal to move on from Mustafi

The Gunners need to give up on defender Shkodran Mustafi. Sell him and cut your ties. Yes, the club spent around $40 million to get him from Valencia in 2016, but he's more known for his errors than quality of play. 

The World Cup winner gifted Chelsea the opening goal in what was a double blow to his side. Before the half-hour mark, he tried to play a ball back to goalkeeper Bernd Leno but instead fed Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. The young Blues star got by Leno and was taken down by David Luiz, who was shown a red card. So one bad pass led to a penalty kick Chelsea would score and saw his teammate ejected. 

Jorginho then put away the opening goal 28 minutes in:

Arsenal grew as match went on

The Gunners were not very good, but they deserve serious credit. A man down for most of the match, Arsenal players worked their tails off and that will please Mikel Arteta, despite not earning the win. To come from behind twice with 10 men is not easy, and it's something to build on. 

Gabriel Martinelli looked like a contender to be subbed off in the first half to fix the Arsenal defense, but credit Arteta for keeping a player with so much pace. His goal came after a slip from N'Golo Kante at midfield. Take a look:

After more poor defending from Arsenal that gave Cesar Azpilicueta an easy goal in the 84th minute, the Gunners showed that fight again. Hector Bellerin produced a brilliant strike, capitalizing on lousy defending from Emerson and an injured Tammy Abraham to snatch a point in the 87th minute. Take a look:

Arsenal will take that considering the circumstance. The Gunners finished with two shots and scored them both.

Result is OK for both sides

Chelsea will rue the fact they didn't win that one, but a point at least sees them maintain a 10-point advantage over Arsenal in the table and a six-point lead over fifth-place Manchester United. The Blues are in a good spot moving forward but do need to find a way to close out games. 

As for the Gunners, a loss probably would have ended any hopes of reaching the top four. Those hopes are still slim, but a run of good form could could get them back in it. The fact that they have life after winning just six of their first 24 matches in the league is unbelievable. 

Chelsea 2, Arsenal 2 (FT)

⚽ Chelsea - Jorginho (P - 28')
⚽ Arsenal - Martinelli (63')
⚽ Chelsea - Azpilicueta (84')
⚽ Arsenal - Bellerin (87')

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Final score: Arsenal 2, Chelsea 2. The Gunners have two shots, and they both find the net. Bellerin rescues a point.

Four added minutes.

87' Goal Arsenal!!!! 2-2!!!!! A fantastic goal with a far-post strike!!!!!

It's a short corner, and he taps it in at the near post. What a moment.

84' Goal Chelsea! Azpilucueta!!!! 2-1!!!!

The Blues looking like the most likely to score.

Just under 10 minutes to go.

Lacazette puts the ball in after a ball from Pepe, but he's clearly offside.

On the counter. He scores after a run of 3/4ths of the pitch. Kante falls down, and he punishes the Blues!

63' Would you believe it! Goal Arsenal!!! Martinelli! 

60' Hour gone here, Arsenal struggling to do much of anything.

53' Xhaka now at CB, and Mesut Ozil is coming off.

Oh, Arsenal doesn't even have a shot.

46' Claims for a handball as Kante's shot hits Mustafi. No call.

The second half is underway!

Good first half for the Blues. Arsenal in a tough spot with no attacking quality and down to 10 men. Uphill battle.

Halftime. Chelsea 1, Arsenal 0.

Two added minutes.

27' Jorginho to take it......GOAL CHELSEA! He goes down to the right past Leno. Advantage to the Blues. 

25' Penalty to Chelsea! David Luiz shown a red card! Brings down Abraham!

16' Crossbar! Hudson-Odoi with a curler that looked like a cross, and it kisses the crossbar and goes over.

14' Oh my! A header from Abraham right in front of goal, but it goes right to Leno!

Six corner kicks in the first 15 minutes for Chelsea.

9' Promising start from Chelsea. Saka really struggling at LB. Not under control at the moment. Blues with so much space down the right.

3' Saka struggling a bit o far as Chelsea wins a corner.

UNDERWAY! The 165th London derby between the two!

And the teams are walking out now onto the pitch.

Five minutes till kickoff. Who do you think will win? Send your predictions on Twitter to @RGonzalezCBS

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