Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has slammed his critics after the Gunners came from behind to earn a draw with Manchester City yesterday, as reported by talkSPORT.

Wenger has come under fire in recent weeks following some embarrassing results; however the Frenchman has put poor form down to key injuries and a hectic fixture schedule.

The North London club have had the Champions League and FA Cup to contend with in recent weeks, however they are now facing a battle to hold on to fourth place.

Wenger is obviously wary of the threats coming up behind them in the table but is proud of his squad and their spirit.

“We continue to look above and behind us. I’m very proud of the performance of the players and overall it was a good one,” Wenger said.

“Since the start of the season this team has shown a lot of spirit. You forget that first of all we have played a very difficult Champions League game.

“We just went out against Bayern with ten men, that we are in the semi-final of a cup and that we are still are fighting at the top in the Premier League. So we are not as bad as everybody thinks because we have shown remarkable consistency.

“Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton aren’t in the FA Cup so that means this team has shown quality and we have some players out. I would like to see City today without [Vincent] Kompany, without Yaya Toure and without [David] Silva and go into a game of that stature, so we’ve been a bit unlucky as well.”

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