A stoic Arsene Wenger discussing what seems to be very sensible approach in relation to the rehabilitation of Jack Wilshere.
Wenger reckons that yesterday’s result can give the players hope that they can compete with the league’s elite, “We believe it but it’s down to consistency. What happened here should strengthen our belief. “
However, the Arsenal boss accepts that there is a lot of work still to be done if his side are to take the title of Manchester City this season, “We are not the perfect team yet, we have room for improvement. If we focus on that, we have a chance.”
Arsenal have surprised most critics with an impressive brand of football this season despite the departures of Robin van Persie to Manchester United and Alex Song to Barcelona – two players who were so instrumental for the north London club last season. Wenger believes that the draw at City should spur them on and make them realise their credentials, “Overall I hope the game reassured us about our potential in this league.”