Wenger blames fatigue for Fulham draw

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes his side suffered from ‘mental and physical fatigue’ in their 1-1 draw with Fulham, The Daily Mail reports.

Thomas Vermaelen scored an own goal to give Fulham the lead midway through the second half, but then redeemed himself to score the equaliser seven minutes from time. The Gunners pressed for a winner, but could not snatch one and drew with a Fulham side who had been tactically sound all day. Wenger believed that his squad had suffered from their impressive midweek performance against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

However, the Frenchman also saw the positives out of the game and thought that Fulham scored at a time where they had not done much attacking in the game. ‘The positives are we have shown an exception spirit and desire, refusal to lose the game. We needed to dig deep, the circumstances in the game went against us because the moment when Fulham scored, they were not crossing halfway a lot. It is disappointing because we dropped two points, but at least it keeps our unbeaten run going’, Wenger said.

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