Sunday’s 2-2 draw of the Gunners at the Emirates with the Man City beckoned the under-pressure manager Arsene Wenger to speak praise for his players. After facing depreciation from a large fraction of the team’s supporters for the vain attempts they threw in a series of unfavourable matches, specifically those in the games against Bayern Munich, the players finally received a space for their endeavour to be reflected as they avoided another sink of the side.
“We started very nervously,” the Frenchman quoted.
“We had a refusal to lose the game, we were ready for a fight.”
“The test was mental. We had to come back after halftime and we got a point after a time that has been so stressful for us.”- Wenger added.
Arsenal, who are lagging at sixth in the league table were despondently thrashed in four of the five Premier League matches.
Wenger added, “It was a strong performance on the mental front.”
“Technically we can do better.”
The English forward Danny Welbeck was also appreciative of his teammates’ performances, but like others, he emphasised on the urge for progress too.
“We showed character but we have to look at how we conceded goals today. At this point of the season, we know it is not good enough. We want to be further up the league and we have dropped two more points.”
One more add to the goals of the scorers Walcott and Mustafi would have won Gunners the battle.
“Both teams want possession and have lots of attacking players, it was a good game for the neutrals. We wanted three points.” Welbeck added.
Man City apparently put forward a vigorous performance and proved to be a difficult team.
Retiring is for young people:
Now, out of the fields, we have Wenger, announcing his mind on his future, gesturing again a guaranteed stay at the club, despite being exposed to a huge repertory of reprehensions.
“I will not retire,” asserted a dauntless Wenger.
The lure of work and apex still flows out in Wenger’s deliberations, “Retiring is for young people. For old people, retirement is dying.
“Of course I’m as hungry as I was when I arrived. I carry a bit more pressure on my shoulders than 20 years ago but the hunger is exactly the same.”
Before the game with the Man City on Sunday, the manager had reflected, “Fear? No. My next game is about hope and desire. I hate defeat. In your mind you can never afford to lose, you’re always very focused on winning the next game. I can understand the fans that are unhappy with every defeat.”
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