Wenger pleased with Arsenal's response to 'nightmare' week

The Frenchman admits his players were floored after the draw to Swansea on Tuesday and maintains his side remain in the title race

Arsene Wenger was buoyed by Arsenal’s response to a “nightmare” week after his side came from behind to draw 1-1 with Manchester City on Saturday.
Mathieu Flamini cancelled out David Silva’s first-half strike to salvage a point for the north London club against the Premier League title favourites at the Emirates Stadium.

And Wenger revealed his satisfaction with the way his squad has bounced back from the 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea last Saturday and the 2-2 draw against Swansea City on Tuesday.

“We went through a nightmare last week and you could see with the 2-2 against Swansea the team was on the floor,” he said. “Despite that, we responded very well today.

“We were a bit nervy at the start, but even at 1-0 down you could see the team was ready for a fight.

“We could have won it in the second half, but overall it was a game of quality between two good teams.

“With the players we have out, and what we have seen today, I think it is remarkable.”

The result leaves Arsenal five points adrift of leaders Chelsea, and Wenger refused to rule out his side’s chances of clawing their way back into the title race.

“We have to fight until the end of the season, because everybody can beat everybody,” he added. “Mathematically, we are still in there, but it is not in our hands.”

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