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Arsene Wenger’s only complaint from Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers had to do with tough luck.
The Gunners missed the opportunity to leap-frog Chelsea into 4th place with a victory, as 16th placed Wolves managed to score their first goal at Arsenal for 27 years to deny them the three points.
And despite throwing away their early lead courtesy of a familiar mistake in defence, Wenger rued the Gunners’ fortune more.
“I am more frustrated by the result than the spirit. You cannot fault our desire to win the game”
“The keeper had the game of his life. It’s the kind of game where you play 20 times, you win 19 and you draw one”
“Wolves fought like mad. It was more important to go in 1-0 up at half time because we would have more space to play”
‘Maybe we weren’t relaxed enough [in our finishing]. Maybe we wanted it too much. It is a shame we could not take advantage”
Despite his goal, Gervinho appeared profligate on several occasions towards goal while Benayoun’s first Premier League start for Arsenal may be one to forget.
That sprung thoughts of Theo Walcott who was missing on Tuesday, and Wenger has revealed the English forward was left out with a minor problem.
“Walcott is sick, he has a stomach problem. He could not come to training but he should be available for Saturday”