Wenger: We told Coquelin to be careful


Arsene Wenger spoke to BT Sport (great tv coverage today, you utter bellends!) after the 2-2 draw at Sp*rs. Here’s what he had to say.

On the significance of the draw…

I believe we’ve shown great spirit in all the game. I’m proud of the spirit the players have shown and the response, even 2-1 down with ten men away from home. We’ve managed to come back to at least take a point. We have big regrets because it looked like we were completely in control when we went down to ten men. That’s the regret of the day. Overall it’s difficult to take.

On Coquelin’s red card…

We told him at half time, because he had a yellow already. I think Dier deserves a second yellow as well and that could have changed the game. Overall, we have to look at ourselves on that.

On his players responding to criticism that they lack character…

Personally, I never questioned the character of this team. But when you don’t win the games you have to accept that [criticism] and respond on the pitch. That’s the only thing you can do. I think we did that in a very convincing way.

On what the result means for the title race…

I don’t know. We have just to win our games again. We lost two games and got a draw today, that could [always] happen against Tottenham. We want to come back and win our games.

On individual performances…

I think we have seen up front that Welbeck and Sanchez were much stronger today. At the back we were composed, Ospina did well. In midfield we all did well. Elneny did well for a first game. He did alright.

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