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Arsene Wenger on the draw, the return of Alexis Sanchez and the arrival of Mohamed Elneny


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was frustrated after his side conceded a late equaliser against Liverpool at Anfield.

With Manchester City dropping points at home against Everton, the Gunners had a golden opportunity to open an important gap from the Citizens but Joe Allen's late goal means only Leicester City are smiling after last night.

But the Frenchman was also full of praise for the character showed by his players.

"I'm frustrated by the result but not by the performance even if we were a bit apprehensive," Wenger said.

"I feel in the first 20 minutes we were a bit on the back foot and we came back in a convincing way. 2-1 down we have shown character and scored after 2-2 and 3-2.

"Frustration comes from the fact that I think at 3-2, we had three situations where we should have made it 3-2 and we made a bad decision.

"That is the frustration tonight and the fact we conceded a goal in the last minute that can happen in England but it was a game played with two teams that gave absolutely everything and we have shown again great character tonight and come away with a point and if you look at the recent results it shows you that everywhere it is very even and very difficult for everybody.

"I will be cautious now [over Alexis Sanchez]. There is an opportunity that he will be in the squad for Sunday.

"He will have a definite test on Saturday and Friday and Saturday will be two important days for him. It is not impossible that he will be involved.

"[Mohamed] Elneny will join us. We will see if he can qualify for Sunday."

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