Arsenal boss satisfied despite losing late equaliser to 10-man Liverpool

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed his satisfaction with his side’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Monday, Sky Sports reports.

The Gunners were leading 2-1 heading towards the final whistle with the Reds on 10-men, but lost a 97th minute equalizer when Martin Skrtel climbed above the rest to head in a corner.

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However despite being unable to close out a victory, Wenger is not too unhappy about the result.

“It was an intense game,” he said. “We have to regret conceding a set-piece in the last minute but overall it’s a fair result.

“We were just not spontaneous enough in our game. We played a little bit with the handbrake on.

“It was important for us to come back, especially after having not played our usual game in the first half. To be level at half-time was a good result.”

Last season Liverpool ran riot when the two sides met at Anfield, scoring four goals in the first 20 minutes and Wenger admits it caused his side to be cautious at the beginning.

“Last year was big in our mind,” said Wenger, “[In the first half] we lost too many balls and the flow was not there. Second half was better, and at 2-1 up and after that we had a few chances.

“My first job is to win the games and if you can win the games and be fair, that’s even better.

“When you’re 2-1 up with minutes to go, you want to win the game but overall 2-2 is a fair result.”