"At some stage in football you have to stand up to the referee's decisions".
From beginning to end at the Emirates Stadium, both sides traded chances with Arsenal keeper Petr Cech and his opposite number Thibaut Courtois responsible for keeping the scoresheet blank until past the hour mark.
Alvaro Morata completed a awful night's work by firing an effort straight at Cech after being put through one-on-one with the Gunners 'keeper for the third time on the night. They have definitely missed Mesut Özil, and if they keep making strides like this when they get their other first-team players back, then a top-four finish may not be as far-fetched as it has seemed recently.
And then wing-back Alonso scored his third goal in his last five appearance when he swept in after good work from Zappacosta on the right.
Wenger had been left unimpressed after the 1-1 draw in which Arsenal defender Calum Chambers was penalised in the 88th minute for a handball. In 22nd minutes, Chelsea was saved again by their stopper Courtois.
Chelsea nearly won it at the death through the wasteful Morata but he hit his effort straight at Cech before Zappacosta hit the bar. You could give 10 penalties like that a game. "What I've seen and heard in the corridors from people, you might understand that I'm surprised and shocked at having been charged".
"We must be disappointed, we had a great chance to win, but we must accept the final result".
Marcos Alonso thought he had scored the victor on 84 minutes after slotting in Zappacosta's low cross but Hector Bellerin grabbed a late equaliser in the 92nd minute to rescue a point for Arsenal. I have been in England for 21 years and I try to serve this game with honesty, integrity and, when I have something to say, I say it.