Arsene Wenger has hailed Arsenal’s performance as they knocked five (5!) past the world’s greatest team that the media has ever seen.
Despite going 2-0 down, to a flukey deflection and a penalty won by a shocking dive by a player booked twice already this season for ‘simulation’, the Gunners showed their mettle by coming back to demolish their North London neighbours.
“It was a performance full of everything you want from your team,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“It had team spirit, technique, resilience. It was an exciting game, we had a difficult start but kept going and showed great character again today.
“When you’re 2-0 down against a team in front of you with the quality they have, you need something exceptional.
“We refused to lose today, we kept going and in the end I think we had too much quality and drive.”
And he was also full of praise for the performance of Tomas Rosicky, whose effervescent presence in midfield was a reminder of the player we hoped we were signing all those seasons ago.
“I love Tomas Rosicky, personally, as a man and as a player. He’s like van Persie. When he can be not in and out and can have consistenency because of freedom from injury he’s a fantastic player.
“Everyone loves to play with Tomas Rosicky.”
Wenger admitted he was fearful for Theo Walcott after his poor first half display but left him on for tactical reasons.
“I was scared for him because he missed some controls and passes and the fans were on his back but I felt he could come back into the game, it was important to have a player who make straight runs behind them because we have good passers in midfield.”
He’s taken some stick recently, but credit where it’s due today. End product, two great goals and some actual character to respond to the problems he had in that first half.
Final word to Wenger, “Arsenal is alive more than anyone thought before the game. Our spirit, our drive, our style, everything was perfect.”
He didn’t go on to finish up with “And let’s not forget that Sp*rs are cunts”, but we choose to imagine that he did, like Homer and donuts.