David Luiz sent off as champions Chelsea are held by Arsenal

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David Luiz sent off as champions Chelsea are held by Arsenal

Arsenal said they had worked with the Metropolitan Police and UEFA in deciding whether the game, which the English team won 3-1, went ahead.

England's top flight is awash with money, and the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all spent big bucks in the summer to bring in quality players.

Arsene Wenger said no one should be surprised by his side's battling 0-0 draw at champions Chelsea on Sunday, their best performance away from the Emirates Stadium since last season's FA Cup final victory over Antonio Conte's side.

Even more importantly, the Gunners picked up a 3-0 win against the Cherries, in comprehensive fashion.

Bellerin told BT Sport 2: "We were ready to play at 8pm but we had to play an hour late". So after that, we lost at Man City after Everton, that's true.

"I do not really believe in [home-ground advantage], I believe the pitch is 105 metres long and 68 metres wide everywhere and never in my life could I accept or understand that it is different away from home".

"Nobody just gives that trophy to you. We were unlucky, if you remember the first goal it was very odd", Conte said of the Cup final.

Only five clubs have players worth a combined £400m or more, with three teams - including new boys Huddersfield - employing players worth less than £100m total.

However it was Arsenal who will emerge with most credit after a controlled performance that many thought they were incapable of, particularly after their recent 4-0 capitulation to Liverpool.

"It is important, of course it's very important", he said about getting a result at a rival. "I don't know how severe it is but it looks like a "good" groin problem, not an easy one".

Neville has already hit the headlines this season after he lambasted the Gunners for their abysmal performance away at Liverpool.

David Luiz was dismissed in the 87th minute for a lunging challenge on Sead Kolasinac and Wenger felt it was the correct decision.

"I believe we were focused [against Chelsea]".

For the record, the playmaker also missed Thursday night's 3-1 win over Cologne in the Europa League.

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