Chelsea, Arsenal finish all square in semi-final stalemate

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GETTY Arsenal players question the referees decision to award a penalty against them

Last month, he was rumoured to have started the process of moving back to London with the aim of returning to former club Chelsea but, according to the latest reports in London's Evening Standard, the 58-year-old is actually in the running to take over at Arsenal.

Wilshere tried to play on after the initial pain but he was forced off less than 60 seconds later and Arsenal fans will understandably be anxious given his injury track record.

Arsenal put their disappointing Emirates FA Cup ouster to Nottingham Forest behind them as they battled Chelsea to a 0-0 draw in the first-leg semi-final of the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. "What is important for me is the next game and that you can rely on him". And I think it's very, very positive.

"The only thing I want to say is the performance of Alexis and the commitment does not depend on the duration of his contract, it just depends on the fact that when he's on the pitch he wants to play".

"We tried with all our strength to win the game", Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said.

"You want first to be solid, ideally you want to score as well".

In what was the first leg in the semi-final both sides played cautiously in the hope of remaining in the contest going into the second leg at the Emirates in two weeks.

Chelsea resumed on the front foot and saw another aerial chance go begging when Christensen nodded over from close range. After Norwich it's the second 0-0 in a row, we have to reflect on that and improve in the training sessions.

Super Eagles duo Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses were in action for their respective teams, with Iwobi having the most take-ons while also losing possession more than any other player in the game.

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