Arsene Wenger was delighted seeing his team coming back from behind to score a last-gasp match winning goal to boost Arsenal’s chances of winning the title this season.
It was Wenger, who changed the game with two vital substitutions in the second half as Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck scored coming off the bench. Welbeck’s goal came in the 5th minute of extra time.
Following the crucial result, Wenger praised the energy shown by Leicester, but was elated with his team’s continuous never say die attitude as the Gunners kept going for a win till the final whistle, which eventually paid off.
Wenger on his team’s relentlessness:
“The effort, energy, intensity was all good. Leicester defended very well but we had bad luck to be 1-0 down at half time. We were relentless after that – we should have scored more goals.
Wenger on Jamie Vardy’s penalty appeal:
“Mesut Ozil was fouled in the build up to Leicester’s goal and the penalty looked very harsh. I’ll have to look again but it didn’t look like one.”
In the end, Wenger discussed the chances of his side winning the title this season after the stunning last-minute winner on the night. The Frenchman claimed that while there is a long way to go in the season, his team would need to pull off results like these to have a shit at the title.
Wenger on his team’s title chances:
“There’s a long way to go, we play a lot of big teams. But we had a bad spell where we couldn’t win for four games and have now won two on the bounce. We have come out of that bad spell and still have a good chance.”
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