Arsene Wenger believes his side answered the critic’s questions with their 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Saturday.
The Gunners were in control of the game and had the lead before Francis Coquelin’s brain fart. They then collapsed and allowed Spurs to not only equalise, but take the lead as well.
Despite wobbling in the wake of the red card, Arsenal, to their credit, did steady themselves and managed to rescue a point. It was a result that we’d all have likely taken before the game started, but given the circumstances, it ended up feeling like two points dropped.
“We’ve shown an outstanding performance, attitude and resolute spirit,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “Our spirit was questioned, our attitude was questioned and I think we gave the right response, which was not easy today.
“We have been questioned to the extreme because from being 1-0 up and feeling comfortable in the game, we were suddenly 2-1 down and down to 10 men. We came back to 2-2 and in the end, I think we could have won 3-2.
“That’s the regret of the day but overall I’m very proud of the players and of their performance.
“The team needs to take encouragement from today and reproduce that kind of attitude in every single game.”
Arsenal sit eight points behind Leicester with an inferior goal difference.
There are nine games remaining.