Wenger demands more consistency from Arsenal
LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom (AFP) - Arsene Wenger called on spluttering Arsenal to show more consistency after a 1-1 draw at Everton left the Gunners languishing in seventh place.
Theo Walcott, on his return from a shoulder injury, put Arsenal in front after just 52 seconds at Goodison Park on Wednesday, but Marouane Fellaini responded with a 28th-minute equaliser.
Wenger's side are now 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United after just two wins from their last seven games, and also five points away from the fourth and final Champions League place. The Frenchman felt a draw was the right result but, while he was happy with his players' commitment, he wants to see more quality and consistency at key moments.
"I believe 1-1 is a fair result," Wenger said. "It is a good point here. It was a game of remarkable intensity. We needed great spirit. We hope we can improve. We have played 14 games, eight away, played both Manchester clubs away from home. If we play well at home, we have a chance to come back.