Arsene Wenger labelled the decision to award Eden Hazard the penalty which led to Chelsea's equaliser as 'farcical', believing his side to be the victims of the latest in a long line of contentious refereeing calls.
Before the penalty, Arsenal had the lion's share of possession and seemed poised to build on their lead in an effort to take all three points.
Talking to Sky Sports after the game, the Frenchman praised the standard of play, remarking:
Jack Wilshere gave the home side the lead, before Anthony Taylor made the call to penalise Hector Bellerin's challenge on Hazard inside the penalty area.
When asked about the decision, Wenger said:
"When you come here you see football, and unfortunately the games are always spoiled by factors you can't master.
The Arsenal boss is no stranger to run-ins with officials, having been the subject of an FA charge relating to his conduct after the New Year's Eve 1-1 draw against West Brom. Wenger added at his post-match press conference that he will contest the charge and "stands by every word."
The Arsenal boss later brought more controversy upon himself with an off-hand comment many perceive to be in bad taste.
Arsene Wenger said he would have gone home and “committed suicide” had Chelsea nicked it at the end. He also says he’ll contest FA charge and “stands by every word.”— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) January 3, 2018
According to The Mirror's chief football writer, John Cross on Twitter, when asked what his thoughts would've been had Davide Zappacosta's late effort won the game for Chelsea, Wenger quipped that he would have "probably gone home and committed suicide."
The 68-year-old's remarks, whilst obviously meant in jest, are perhaps not appropriate and becoming of the Premier League's longest-serving manager, especially just days after being cautioned for a separate incident.
The hard-fought point leaves Arsenal in sixth, five points off the pace in the race for the Champions League places, and with plenty of work to do to finish in the top four.