Date: 9th November 2016 at 2:43am
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Manager Arsene Wenger has been giving some more thoughts following the weekend’s draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Having played out a one all draw on the day with the clear turning point being the penalty award for them early on in the second period that Harry Kane dispatched past Petr Cech, building on his initial after match thoughts, Wenger went on to tell the Official Site a few more nuggets from the match.

Having taken the lead in the game through an own goal, but failed to capitalise on other chances in the first half, Wenger knew that Arsenal could have regrets from the game as we really should’ve returned all three points and the win in his eyes.

‘It was high intensity and we gave a lot in the first half. Overall we had dangerous situations in the first half but we didn`t make the most of it. Sometimes that was because the final ball was not good, sometimes that was because we were offside and shouldn`t have been. In the second half we dropped a little bit physically and it became a little bit difficult for us. On top of that the penalty looked a bit soft, but you have to swallow it. After that we gave everything but we didn`t find the resources to score.’

Wenger went on to say that he felt second half we were a little nervous at the back as more of a focus switched to not losing the game.

‘I felt it was a bit down to nervousness at the back too. Sometimes we have room to play more. Sacrificing fluency is certainly a price we pay to play in the derby. Spurs defended well but we lacked a bit of creativity and technical quality in the final third to be a real danger. We are disappointed because we didn`t win but overall we are in a strong position.’

Of course for Wenger now given our position and the fronts we are fighting for, it’s about continuing that and making the most of the position we have battled to.

‘It`s what we make of it now and how consistent we will be. We have been very consistent until now so, even if we are frustrated now, let`s try to transform that into positive energy when the Premier League restarts.’

Calling for more, following extra time to reflect on the London derby, Hector Bellerin was also back in front of club press, and he felt with the balance of the game we should’ve taken maximum points from it.

‘I`m a bit disappointed with the result because I think the team deserved a bit more than just a draw. We had loads of chances all through the game, especially at the end of the second half. We couldn`t be efficient enough to get another goal back and we need to learn from it. I think the team had a good performance defensively and then we knew how to play them in behind, we knew being very direct was going to hurt them but I think we`ve just got to take the positives and look at the next game.’

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