Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended his players by insisting they’re not as ‘terrible’ as the press make out.
The Gunners have come in for heavy criticism in recent weeks having been on the wrong end of humiliating scorelines at Liverpool (5-1) and Chelsea (6-0), as well as exiting the Champions League against holders Bayern Munich.
And it looked as if they might be in for another sizeable reverse when Manchester City took a first-half lead at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.
But The Gunners responded to falling behind and claimed a deserved point when Mathieu Flamini struck in the second half.
And Wenger, whose side are five points behind leaders Chelsea, said:
‘We have had some good performances this year.
‘Of course, if you read the newspapers, you can’t believe that.
‘In Europe, we lost to Bayern Munich with 10 men and drew 1-1 at Bayern – you don’t do that if you are terrible.’