WENGER HAILS SQUAD AFTER MANCHESTER UNITED’S DRAW

Arsene Wenger has hailed his squad as remarkable, following the 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Saturday.

Arsenal came from behind to secure a draw at Old Trafford, courtesy an 89th minute goal from Olivier Giroud.

Truthfully speaking, we were on the back foot for majority of the game and Giroud’s goal was our only shot on target.

Credit to our opponents who dominated proceedings from the beginning ot the game until late in the second half when Juan Mata pushed them ahead.

After falling behind, we came alive and converted our first shot on target with just one minute of regular time left to play and Wenger believes our ability to secure a point shows “there is something in the squad that is remarkable”.

“The two substitutes did well. We have done that so many times this season and it shows that mentally there’s something in the squad that is remarkable,” he said after the game.

“There’s great unity, great resilience and a never-give- up attitude. We know that we can do better going forward.”

Wenger added: “Last year’s we’d maybe have lost this game so hopefully we can move on and kick on against from now with some wins.

Well, Wenger might be right about the squad mentality and that we could have lost this game in previous seasons but personally, I thought it was a bad game as I was expecting more from the team.

Saturday’s game was a big game and I think we didn’t show our title credentials. We didn’t play our usual game and it seemed that Wenger didn’t set up the side to win from the onset.

We might be satisfied with the one point at the moment but in a competitive league like this, I hope it will not come back to haunt us in the latter stages of the competition.

Up next in the Premier League is an home game against AFC Bournemouth and hopefully, we will get back to winning ways when we host the Cherries next weekend.

 

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