It feels like it’s been a while since Arsene Wenger dipped into the Arsenal phrasebook, but the Frenchman is back with a vengeance after the Gunners’ 0-0 League Cup draw against Chelsea.
Speaking after the match, Wenger hailed Arsenal’s solidarity and spirit after we managed to keep out Chelsea’s six shots on target.
Joking aside, while the match was as dull as dishwater, Chelsea did probably deserve to win. And considering the Gunners were away at the Bridge, plus the state of our defending and our threadbare squad, 0-0 is probably a good result.
— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) January 10, 2018
We may laugh at the boss constantly bringing up mental strength about the same team that lost 4-0 against Liverpool, but whatever we did on Wednesday night worked.
Which side is going to be more annoyed at not managing the break the deadlock last night? Which side were at home against a really mediocre, injury-stricken team with a manager serving a touchline ban? Chelsea really should have had that in the bag.
Arsenal host Antonio Conte’s men for the second leg of the League Cup semi-final tie on January 24. Hopefully by then we’ll have a few more players fit, and won’t have to rely on our ‘spirit’ to push us over the line.