Date: 3rd April 2017 at 5:49am
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Arsenal duo Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck have been giving their thoughts on Sunday’s two all draw with Manchester City.

Having fallen behind twice in the game but found levellers through Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi to take a point from the tie at the Emirates Stadium, Iwobi told the media in his own post game press conference that failing to take his late chance in the game was a real regret at the full time whistle.

Speaking to the Official Site with him putting the ball over the bar late on that could’ve returned all three points, whilst the draw was probably fair he knew how everyone would’ve felt had that gone in.

‘We`ll take the result but we could have nicked it at the end. I had a good chance to score but unfortunately we`ll have to settle for a point. I thought I could have added a bit of energy to our attacking force, and that`s what I tried to do. It was an intense game with a lot of aggressive tackles, a lot of running and sprints, so I tried to add energy when I came on.’

Asked the top four question, he went on to say.

‘Of course we still have that belief. We believe that we can win every game and that`s the goal, so we`ll take it step by step to see where we end up at the end of the season. It was a very tough match and we were behind twice, so I guess we have to be satisfied with that.’

Pushed more for an answer on where Arsenal can or will finish, he added.

‘We still believe that we can be in the top four, and that we can be in the title race as much as we can, but we`ll take it step by step and see where we end up at the end of the season. We just came back from the international break and our confidence is slowly coming back. We were able to get a good result against one of the best teams in the Premier League, so the confidence will slowly come back and we have to continue that on Wednesday. We`ll let the manager decide what the plan will be for Wednesday, but I`m sure we`ll be able to get the right tactics, the right team and hopefully the right result.’

As for Welbeck’s reaction to the game, he was focused on the character the side showed to come back into it twice – especially as character had been questioned so often in recent weeks.

‘I think we showed good character. We have to look at the performance and where we conceded the goals firstly, but it was great character for us to respond in the way which we did. At this point in the season and in the position we`re in, we know it`s not good enough for us as a club. We want to be further up the league. It wouldn`t have been good for us to lose three points again today, so we`ve dropped two. It`s something we`re going to have to build on in the next game.’

He went on to reflect on the game and the edgy atmosphere.

‘They`re two attacking teams and two teams who want to play with the ball, to have possession of the ball. It`s going to be a cagey game in these sort of surroundings, and it was a good one for the neutrals to watch. I think for both sides, though, they both wanted to get the three points. It was a difficult game so we had to be mentally and physically strong. It`s two good offensive sides going against each other, so it`s always going to be a difficult match. I think we showed great character to come back from behind twice to get the equalisers but we really wanted to get the three points today.’

With frustration about getting the leveller and then conceding so quickly after, Welbeck went on to talk about Walcott scoring five in four against the opposition.

‘Theo was always a threat for us down the right. Obviously, coming inside and trying to link up with other forward players, he`s got a good record against City and got another goal today. He nearly got another one as well. It`s something for him to build upon.’

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