Everton 1 Arsenal 1: A draw is a fair result, says Arsene Wenger
Everton 1 Arsenal 1: Arsene Wenger felt his side deserved a point despite being made to work hard by a bright Toffees display
Arsene Wenger thought Arsenal were worthy of a point after the Gunners were pegged back by a lively Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday.
The visitors took the lead in the first minute when Theo Walcott chipped Tim Howard, but the Merseysiders drew level when Marouane Fellaini fired past Wojciech Szczesny after Bacary Sagna lost possession in his own half.
The result means Arsenal have won just one of the last five Premier League games, dropping them to seventh in the Premier League table, a place below the Toffees.
“It was a physical game tonight and we needed something special to get a point but we have some regrets as well,” Wenger told BBC Sport.
“I think a point is fair for both teams as both sides played with high commitment.
“Everton always looked a threat and we needed good focus and concentration not to concede a second goal.
“The regret we have is we could have negotiated some counter attacks better in the second half.”
Meanwhile, Everton boss David Moyes felt his side did enough to win the game. “It was a good game because we played well and Arsenal played well too,” Moyes said.
“It was a really tight game and two good teams were playing. When we went down a goal after 50 seconds our players showed great character and we missed some great chances to win it. But we always knew Arsenal were a threat.
“I think we deserved to get the victory but we have struggled to get that second goal in recent weeks.
“I thought we had a really good shout for a penalty kick on Steven Pienaar. It was a night when few decisions went our way. We didn’t get many things, but the most important thing was Everton played well and Arsenal played well and it was a really good game.”