Gunners boss remains positive
Arsene Wenger believes his side are true title contenders after making a positive start to the season and drawing with City yesterday.
The Gunners were able to escape from the Etihad yesterday with a well-earned point and could have arguably come away from the fixture with all three points, had Ivory Coast international Gervinho kept his cool to grab the winner. A Joleon Lescott header put the home side in front in the first half, a goal coming very much against the run of play with Arsenal demonstrating their full passing ability. Laurent Koscielny was able to level things up at 1-1 just eight minutes from time after City failed to deal with a corner kick. This season began like the past few have for Wenger, with questions marks over his position due to his transfer policies and with top scorer Robin Van Persie allowed to leave to Manchester United and instrumental midfielder Alex Song joining Barcelona. But with nine points from five games and only two goals conceded, the Gunners have made a positive start to the new season. Wenger said: "I'm pleased because I feel it was the minimum we deserved. I'm pleased as well with the quality of our performance and our spirit. I'm a bit frustrated because I feel there was room to do more. "We had early chances and of course very late chances, especially the chance of Gervinho at the edge of the box where we missed the target. "But overall I hope the game will reinforce our belief, our confidence and reassure us about our potential in this league."