Arsene Wenger: Arsenal star was furious in dressing room after Tottenham draw
Arsene Wenger reveals that Olivier Giroud was hugely frustrated not to score during Arsenal's draw with Tottenham
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Olivier Giroud was “very angry” after failing to find the net during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The France international was unable to beat Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal despite having a number of good chances in the second half of the feisty north London derby clash at Emirates Stadium.
Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead in the 32nd minute with a cool finish past Petr Cech, before Kieran Gibbs came off the bench to bundle home Mesut Ozil’s cross to earn a point for the Gunners in the 77th minute.
However, Giroud squandered a number of good opportunities late in the game, with Spurs looking vulnerable from set-pieces, and was pictured punching the ground in frustration.
And Wenger has lifted the lid on just how frustrated the striker was after the final whistle on Sunday.
“He is very angry,” Wenger told his post-match news conference.
“[But] I’m pleased [he is]. When you see players happy to miss chances you can worry.
“He is a real goal-scorer, he did try. In the last two games, against Bayern and today he worked extremely hard and maybe he wanted too much to score in the end, and especially the opportunity he had in the six-yard box, but that can happen.”
Sunday’s draw left Arsenal second in the Premier League and level on points with leaders Manchester City, who drew 0-0 with Aston Villa earlier in the day.