The Gunners showed "togetherness and leadership" against Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Mikel Arteta was delighted Arsenal's "togetherness and leadership" helped them secure a 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
David Luiz's red card didn't prevent the Gunners from coming back twice to share points in the London derby.
Jorginho broke the deadlock in the 28th minute from the penalty spot after David Luiz was shown a red card for his foul on Tammy Abraham in the 18-yard box.
Gabriel Martinelli cancelled out the opener in the 68th minute with a cool finish after a long run from his own half and this was before Cesar Azpilicueta restored the lead for Chelsea in the final 10 minutes with a tap-in as he converted Callum Hudson-Odoi's cross.
The Blues looked to be heading for a win until Hector Bellerin marked his return from injury with a brilliant strike (Arsenal’s second shot in the game) in the 87th minute to make it 2-2.
"To do that against this kind of opponent in this stadium, I really value," the Gunners boss Arteta told BBC Sport. "The way they have done it, with the spirit they have done it, that's great.
"I wasn't here a few weeks ago but what I am demanding every day they are trying their best to do it. The togetherness and leadership they showed today, this is what I wanted to see.
"We are going in the right direction but I think tonight is a special night for everybody."