Arsenal manager frustrated after 1-1 draw with Wolves
Arsenal missed the chance to go fourth in the Premier League table on Tuesday after Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed a valuable point at the Emirates Stadium.
December 27th, 2011
It had initially appeared as though the Gunners would win the match comfortably, with Gervinho opening the scoring in the 8th minute when Yossi Benayoun found the Cameroon striker.
However, Steven Fletcher’s goal before the break ensured that Wolves went two points clear of the relegation zone and Arsene Wenger cut a frustrated figure after the match.
“It was the kind of day where maybe we were not relaxed enough, maybe we wanted it so much, that we were a bit too in the ‘wanting zone’ and not enough in just the ‘technical zone’,” the Arsenal boss said.
“There are going to be a lot of twists and turns.
“When you have the luck of the results yesterday and you play today, you can take advantage of it, that is where the worrying thing is because in the season you have to take your opportunities.”
Wenger added: “We just have to keep going and take the positives out of the game.
“It is frustrating, but I am more frustrated by the result than the performance and the spirit. You cannot fault the attitude or the commitment or the desire to win the game.”
“Their ‘keeper had the game of his life, Wolves fought like mad and well done to them.
“I don’t know how many shots we had on goal and how many they had, but it was the kind of game that if you play it 20 times you win 19 and you draw one – and it was today, which we could not afford.”