Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made comments on the game against Tottenham Hotspur played on Sunday at the Emirates stadium.

The North London derby ended in a 1-1 draw. Wenger commented on the penalty awarded the visitors that made them equalize after Arsenal had gone up in the first half. In addition, he spoke about the Gunners chances at winning the English Premier League this term as they drop from being joint log leaders to a distant fourth position.

When asked if the decision to award Spurs the penalty was harsh, Wenger said:
“Yes. We were a bit unlucky with the penalty decision. I think the penalty was harsh. It didn’t look dangerous to score, it didn’t look a deliberate foul.

“After, even speaking to some referees they say you can give it, you cannot give it, so personally, being manager of Arsenal Football Club, I prefer not to give it,” the French tactician said to the club’s official website.

With the result, Arsenal would have to win their upcoming games and hope their opponents falter, even though they have fewer commitments. Liverpool top the league after eleven weeks and Chelsea follow closely. Many seem to favour their chances this season as they have fewer distractions outside England.

Wenger when asked if it was difficult for teams playing in Europe said:

“I don’t know. It’s a bit easier to prepare for the games because you do not have the intensity of a Champions League game, but if you ask them, both would like to play in there so you cannot complain about that.

“There’s little physical advantage, for sure, when you can play after the European weeks, but you have to live with that and I wouldn’t say that is an excuse.”