Wenger: We have shown mental response you wanted

Date published: Monday 7th March 2016 10:39

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal “have shown the mental response” that was demanded of them against Tottenham.

The Gunners led their bitter rivals 1-0 at White Hart Lane in Saturday’s north London derby, before Francis Coquelin was sent off just before the hour mark.

Toby Alderweireld equalised almost instantly, while Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead with a stunning strike.

But Alexis Sanchez leveled the scores late on, securing a hard-earned point for the 10-man visitors. You can read 16 Conclusions from the game, if you like.

“We wanted a performance. We come out with the fact we took only one point when the three were possible,” Wenger said.

“We have shown the mental response everyone wanted from us.”

Previewing his side’s FA Cup fifth-round replay with Hull on Tuesday, Wenger said: “We lose [Francis] Coquelin of course from his bad tackle.

“Everybody else looks medically available. I have to see how everyone has recovered today. We should have the same squad from Tottenham plus [Alex] Iwobi.

“I made 10 changes in the first (FA Cup) game. I played a team with a good chance to qualify.

“I have the same respect and same idea for every player in my squad.”

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