Wenger satisfied with point

Arsene Wenger paid tribute to his Arsenal side for battling back to claim a point following their 2-2 draw with Everton.

Last Updated: 24/08/14 at 20:09 Post Comment

Arsene Wenger: Happy with Arsenal's comeback at Everton

Arsene Wenger: Happy with Arsenal's comeback at Everton

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Gunners slipped 2-0 behind at Goodison Park but the half-time introduction of Olivier Giroud helped to change the game.

Ramsey brought Arsenal back to 2-1 with seven minutes to go and Giroud headed in a last-minute equaliser to stun Everton and leave Wenger satisfied with his day’s work. 

"I think it's a strong point because overall it was a game of quality against a good team," Wenger told Sky Sports.

"The game was played with a high pace and then after going 2-0 down just before half-time we had to expose ourselves to counter-attacks, so to come back to 2-2 I think is a good point."

There was some controversy about Everton's second goal as Romelu Lukaku shrugged off Per Mertesacker before running towards goal and playing in Steven Naismith, with replays showing offside should have been given.

Wenger said: "I think it was a foul on Mertesacker at the start, although maybe he shouldn't have dived in. 

"Maybe it was offside afterwards as well, but those are the kinds of decisions that can go against you.

"What is most important is that we showed the spirit to fight and come back."

Wenger was also pleased with the contribution of Giroud after bringing the Frenchman on to replace Alexis Sanchez.

He added: "I thought we would dominate the game and we needed more of a physical presence through the middle. I think he had a very good second half.

"It's great for our belief to know that away from home and 2-0 down we have players like that to turn the game."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

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 - It's mass hysteria

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

Euro 2020: Wembley to host final and semi-finals

Wembley has been chosen to stage the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020, while Dublin and Glasgow will also host games.

Euro 2020: FA chairman happy after Wembley awarded tournament finale

Greg Dyke was delighted with UEFA’s decision to award the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 to Wembley.

Kick It Out urges UEFA to clamp down on anti-Semitism

Kick It Out has urged UEFA to clamp down after Partizan Belgrade fans unfurled an anti-Semitic banner.

Mail Box

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

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