After just two wins and four draws, Arsene Wenger has been left frustrated by the number of points Arsenal have dropped this season. The North London derby ended 1-1 at the Emirates, Nacer Chadli opened the scoring for Tottenham in he 56th minute and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain equalised for Arsenal to avoid a home defeat to local rivals. Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey picked up an injury in the first half of the game and were forced to leave the field.
Having been left with just one substitution in the second half, Arsene Wenger introduced Alexis Sanchez but the Gunners failed to find a winner at the Emirates. The Gunners are still unbeaten in the Premier League and are six points behind leaders Chelsea.
Wenger told Sky Sports: “You want always to create more but that’s the Premier League now. Everybody defends deep, stands in front of the box and waits for you to get you on the break.
“They didn’t play and I had reduced options as well because I lost players early [Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey were both substituted with injuries].
“When you have so much domination in the second half it’s sometimes decisive to have two fresh players you can bring on. I had only one option at half-time and maybe one or two more would have helped us to win the game.
“We had a lot of the ball but in the end it finished 1-1. I’m frustrated because we put the effort in. We had a great spirit, great determination.
“On top of that in the second half we had 77 per cent possession, that’s unbelievable in a game like that.
“I’m frustrated for the effort the players put in, I’m frustrated we dropped two points but as well I’m frustrated because we didn’t do enough with out set-pieces today.
“Especially with our corners and we have real room for improvement there and very quickly.”