Wenger frustrated by draw but not performance

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side deserved more from their 3-3 draw with Liverpool after conceding a last-minute equaliser.

The Gunners managed to fight back from a goal down twice in the opening 25 minutes of the game before Olivier Giroud put them ahead with his second goal of the game early in the second half.

The North London outfit squandered several opportunities to secure the win, before Joe Allen equalised for Liverpool in the 90th minute of the match.

“I am frustrated by the result and not disappointed by the performance,” Wenger said afterwards. “We started a bit apprehensive in the first 20 minutes, a bit on the back foot and went 1-0 down, came back convincingly, went 2-1 down, showed character again, made it 2-2 and then 3-2.

“The frustration comes from the fact that at 3-2 we had three situations where we should have made it 4-2 and made bad decisions.

“The frustration then comes from conceding a goal in the last minute. We have shown again great character to come back with a point.

“We have to transform the frustration in the dressing room into even more motivation. There are a lot of positives. What happened in this game should strengthen our belief.”

The French boss also revealed he warned Jurgen Klopp to calm down during a heated exchange between the German and the fourth official.

“I told him ‘calm down because they will send you into the stands here'”, Wenger explained. “At Liverpool, it is very tight – you are very close to each other.

“He had a little problem with the fourth official that he will explain much better than I can because I don’t know why. It was alright, there was no bad feelings at all.”