Arsene Wenger has lauded Arsenal’s response to their 4-0 thumping at Liverpool, as they fought for a 0-0 draw against Chelsea.
Arsenal had lost five matches in a row against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League and the goalless draw ended that bitter run.
And Wenger was pleased with the fight his side showed against Chelsea, having lost to Liverpool and Stoke City away from home.
“I felt that was a game with intensity, with two teams going for it, battles all over the pitch, and we responded well. I like when the team shows that kind of response,” he said.
“I feel it’s a deserved point. With a bit more freedom we could have won this game with one or two goals’ difference. But it was important we didn’t lose. You could see that in the last 20 minutes.
“People forget we beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final two months ago. We’ve shown that quality many times.
“When you go for trophies, everyone gives 100 per cent. It’s different in the championship. When you play at home, everyone expects you to win the games.
“When you deliver the kind of performance we had at Liverpool, you have to accept the criticism. You can only respond on the pitch, and we did that. Today was a question: what would happen? With the attitude and determination, it was vital for us to come out with a solid performance. We did that.”