The visitors took the lead at Emirates Stadium when the ball ricocheted in off David Silva in the 18th minute.
The way the team responded today showed a really special mental quality
But Mathieu Flamini fired home in the 53rd minute to earn a point for Wenger’s men and leave them fourth in the table, five points behind leaders Chelsea with six games left.
“I think we started nervy and Man City were more confident at the start of the game,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“Slowly we got into it and in the second half I feel we controlled the game and could have scored a second goal. It was a good game with two quality teams and very tight.
“I was confident we could win it but, after what we have gone through, it was important not to make a defensive mistake.”
After the 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea last weekend was compounded by the dramatic 2-2 draw with Swansea City in midweek, Wenger was full of praise for the spirit his team showed against Manuel Pellegrini’s title chasers.
“What happened to us last week was a nightmare and on top of that we scored an own goal against Swansea so the dressing room was really really flat on Tuesday night,” added Wenger.
“I would like to pay credit to the team because of the way the team responded today showed a really special mental quality. They are a fantastic team to work with.”
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