ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger believes that Saturday’s fightback against Premier League title favourites Manchester City has answered critics who questioned his side’s appetite for a battle.
Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes delivered a withering appraisal of Wenger’s men in midweek, after they followed a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea with a meek draw at home to Swansea. The Gunners looked a different side against City, however, and might have taken more than a 1-1 draw that boosted their hopes of holding onto a Champions League place.
Wenger said: “We’ve shown that we can fight, be united and respond to adversity and that’s the positives of the day. The frustration is that we do not have the result we wanted. But the performance was there from the first to the last minute and the attitude was absolutely spot on.
“The critics come very quick and very hard and the only way we can deal with it is to respond in the next game – that’s what we did.”