Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Wenger Frustrated with Dropped Points

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Wenger Frustrated with Dropped Points

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ARSENE WENGER accepted Arsenal had let an opportunity pass them by after being held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by 10-man Wolves at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners could have capitalised on Monday's dropped points from Chelsea to climb back into the Premier League top four with victory in a game put back by 24 hours because of industrial action by some London Underground staff on Boxing Day.

However, despite taking an early lead through Gervinho, Arsenal were pegged back before the break by Steven Fletcher's close-range header.

The visitors then survived the second-half dismissal of midfielder Nenad Milijas by referee Stuart Attwell as inspired keeper Wayne Hennessey denied the home side time and again.

Wenger felt the expectation level had perhaps got the better of his squad.

"It was the kind of day where maybe we were not relaxed enough, maybe we wanted it so much, that we were a bit too in the 'wanting zone' and not enough in just the 'technical zone'," the Arsenal boss said. …

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