Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v Southampton

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Third Round

Villa Park

Last Game

A Villa 0 - 3 Arsenal

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Wenger satisfied with lead

Arsene Wenger was happy to have five points between Arsenal and their nearest challengers after a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Everton.

Last Updated: 09/12/13 at 07:42 Post Comment

Arsene Wenger: Content with a five-point cushion after draw

Arsene Wenger: Content with a five-point cushion after draw

The Gunners had an opportunity to open up a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League after seeing a number of their major rivals slip up on Saturday, but they had to settle for a draw from their home clash with Roberto Martinez's side.

Mesut Ozil broke the deadlock with just ten minutes to go but Everton quickly equalised thanks to Gerard Deulofeu, and although Wenger was disappointed not to hold on for victory he acknowledged that Everton had performed well.

"It was a very intense game and you have to say Everton were a very good side today," Wenger told Sky Sports.

"They gave us a difficult time, especially at the start of the game in the first half an hour.

"After that we had better control in the final 15 minutes of the first half and the second half, but they remained always dangerous on counter-attacks.

"The regret we have tonight is of course that we were 1-0 and they have come back to 1-1, but overall it's a point and you can say it is a logical result."

Liverpool are second in the table and Chelsea third, with Manchester City a point further back in fourth ahead of Arsenal's trip to the Etihad Stadium next Saturday.

Wenger is satisfied with a five-point gap at this stage of the season but will only concentrate on one game at a time.

"Ideally we wanted seven but at least we've got five," he said.

"It gives a little bit of a cushion to play in a serene way against the other teams.

"Now we go to the Champions League so let us focus on that. It is important that we recover.

"We have a difficult task in Naples and then go to Man City."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Sunderland's Santiago Vergini earns Argentina call-up

Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini has been called up by Argentina for the friendlies against Brazil and Hong Kong.

Premier League: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany hails Frank Lampard

Man City captain Vincent Kompany says Frank Lampard's goal against Chelsea could prove a key moment in the title race.

No concerns over Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will continue to deliver at the highest level.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property