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Wenger in Denial as Arsenal Drops Points
Daily Mail , January 29th, 2014 3:51PM

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Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger defied suggestions that his team put in a poor performance as the Gunners drew 2-2 away to Southampton on Tuesday. The result meant that both Manchester City and Chelsea could leapfrog the North London club in the Premier League standings on Wednesday night, provided they each get three points from games against Tottenham and West Ham, respectively.

"Overall I would say it is a difficult point but a fair point in a very good football game, so I wouldn’t say like you it was a very bad performance,” Wenger said. "You want the three points in every game but it is a difficult place Southampton. When you look at the overall record it can happen sometimes away from home you take only one point.” He added: "I don't want to look for any excuses. In the first half, we played in second gear and Southampton in fourth. They played at a higher pace than us, decided to stop us from playing and did it very well. It is difficult to maintain but they did it for 90 minutes and they did it very well in the first-half."

The Frenchman also claimed that Mathieu Flamini didn’t deserve a red card for his two-footed lunge at Morgan Schneiderlin in the 80th-minute. Flamini will now miss four games because he has already served a ban this season. "To me it looked harsh. He got the ball," Wenger said. "Look, at some stage we have all the feet off the ground - when you want to run you need to put the feet off the ground.”

Wenger also confirmed that midfielder Aaron Ramsey had suffered an injury setback and that Arsenal is looking to secure new blood before the transfer window closes on Friday. According to various sources, the Gunners have lodged a bid for Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, and could also move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. Read the original story...


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