Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 3-2 away from home, leaving their manager satisfied with their overall performance and attitude, despite losing control in the first minutes of the second half, and risking dropping points late in the game.
Overall it was a convincing win, even though in the second half it was harder than the first
Arsene Wenger told Sky Sports, having seen his team dominate in the first half, but have just a slim 1-0 lead to show for, a goal scored by Shkodran Mustafi.
We found the resources to score two great goals and from then we never gave up. You want to win the game no matter how you suffer in the end. We did that
the Frenchman said, referring to Alexis Sanchez’s two goals in the second part, in a matter of six minutes, [Andros Townsend had equalized for the hosts] two goals that seemed to be putting the game to bed.
James Tomkins’ goal in the 89th minute complicated things for the Gunners, who kept control though, and left Palace’s home with all three points.
Talking about Sanchez, Wenger seemed confident that the Chilean will stay at Arsenal at least until the end of the season. As for Jack Wilshere, he was clear, he has given the green light for him to sign a new contract, and now it’s just down to agreeing financial terms.