Arsene Wenger has defended Hector Bellerin following recent criticism of the Spaniard’s performances for Arsenal.
Bellerin scored an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point for his side in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.
“What you get easiest at the moment is criticism – that’s for free on the market,” said Gunners boss Wenger in his post-match press conference.
“It flies around in a very severe way and every player gets it. The only response they can give is on the football pitch. He’s remarkable.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte defended Alvaro Morata, who missed chances to score – including a first-half sitter.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Conte said: “It is not a lucky period for him.
“He had chances to score, but this is football. I’m very happy for his commitment and the commitment of
all my players.
“Of course it is important to score because when you score your confidence is up and otherwise it is down. But he is young and needs to continue to work.
“The only thing I can say to him is to continue to work and to stay calm. If he continues to work in this way the goals will arrive.”