Wenger: 'We were a little bit flat, but the spirit was there'

Last updated : 10 January 2010 By Chris Parry

"We played against a very good Everton team who for most of the game was more dangerous and sharper than us. At the end of the day we dropped two points, but looking at the game we gained one point because we were closer to losing the game than to winning it.

"We got the point because we had the spirit and the desire, but we didn't find our game today. We had problems technically and because Everton stopped us from playing and in midfield they were dominant."

Rosicky's late strike is an important goal because it shows the spirit of the team right until the last minute. With three minutes to go Everton had three or four corners and we didn't get out of the box. At that time I would have signed for a point.

"But we kept going and in the end we got that point which rewards the efforts we produced. We didn't produce the quality we are used to in our team play, we were a little bit flat, but the spirit was there."