Wenger happy with Arsenal character for Man City draw

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was happy with their 1-1 draw at Manchester City.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was happy with their 1-1 draw at Manchester City.

Despite taking an early lead through David Silva, it was Arsenal who showed the more desire as they recovered to turn in a strong second-half display and levelled through Mathieu Flamini.

But for a fine reaction save from England keeper Joe Hart to deflect a fierce angled drive from Lukas Podolski behind in the 60th minute, the Gunners could have gone on to win the match.

Wenger was pleased that his side finally showed the required character.

"We were a bit nervy at the start, insecure in our attitude by our last two results, but when even we when we were 1-0 down you could see the team was ready for a fight," said the Arsenal manager, whose side had conceded a last-minute own goal to draw 2-2 at home against Swansea on Tuesday night.

"We controlled the second half, we controlled the first 20 minutes and overall in the first half maybe they had another chance, in the second half we had a second chance.

"We could have won it in the second half, but overall it was a game of quality between two good teams and the game was played with a great spirit on both sides."

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