Arsenal found a turning point in Tottenham victory, claims Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed the Gunners’ season turned around when his side defeated Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 in the Premier League, re-igniting the team’s push for the Champions League in the process, the Guardian has reported.
Prior to the match at the Emirates Stadium Arsenal trailed their North London rivals by 10 points and were two goals behind within half an hour of kick-off. But goals from Bacary Sagna and Robin van Persie levelled the scores before half-time while after the break Tomas Rosicky put Arsenal ahead before a Theo Walcott double sealed the points. Wenger believes Walcott’s goals also lit a fire under Arsenal’s season.
Wenger is quoted as saying: “I believe we turned a corner that day... You will not always come back from 2-0 down but the feeling that you never give up can be sustained. I never question the attitude of this team.”
From defeating Tottenham Arsenal, who had won the two Premier League fixtures before the derby, went on to win their next four, including a record-breaking sequence of four consecutive victories in which they conceded the first goal. Arsenal are currently a point ahead of Spurs with seven league games to play.
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