Arsenal Football Club Manager, Arsene Wenger, yesterday in a post-match interview, said he would have probably committed suicide after his side's first game of the New Year against Chelsea nearly ended in defeat.
And Wenger was swift to raise the stakes again after the draw with top-four rivals Chelsea, saying the penalty count against Arsenal was "not coincidence".
The Arsenal manager has said he intends to appeal against the separate FA charge relating to his behaviour after last weekend's 1-1 draw at West Brom, when defender Calum Chambers was penalised by referee Mike Dean for a handball.
But Wenger complained afterwards at referee Anthony Taylor's decision to award a penalty to Chelsea, converted by Hazard to level the game, for Bellerin's kick on the Belgium star.
Assistant Steve Bould will now be the leading presence on the touchline for Sunday's FA Cup third round tie against Championship side Nottingham Forest at the City Ground and the away leg of Arsenal's Carabao Cup semi-final meeting with Chelsea on Wednesday in addition to next weekend's top-flight trip to Bournemouth. "Nothing will change and we have to deal with that", Wenger said. "He has until 6pm on Tuesday 9 January to respond".
Wenger also criticised the refereeing this season in his pre-match press conference.
But against Chelsea, just as against Crystal Palace and Liverpool over the Christmas period, the unsettled Chilean was 100 percent committed and determined to make an impact for Arsene Wenger's team.
"For a striker it is very important to score, it is a pity, he had many chances to score, but I'm very happy with his commitment and effort". I think it should have been a yellow card for Hazard. "I'm quite surprised that that is shocking".