Nacer Chadli gave Spurs the lead in the 56th minute after Mathieu Flamini was caught in possession, but Oxlade-Chamberlain sealed a point for Arsène Wenger’s men when he rifled home from close range in the 74th minute.
The Englishman says he was pleased with the Gunners performance, but feels they could have easily gone on to win the game after dominating the final stages of the game.
According to Sky Sports, he said:
Obviously going 1-0 down in the Spurs derby is always a bit nerve-wracking because you never want to lose the game.
I thought we did well to come back, but once we made it 1-1 I really thought we could push on and get the winner.
We knew first and foremost that we had to compete with them and that’s what derbies can be like and sometimes it’s not the best football, it’s who wants to win it more.
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I think that was a bit of the case in the first half and I think we came back in the second half. The nerves settled down a bit and we started to pass the ball better and we started to get into the game more.
It is never an enticing proposition for Arsenal to lose to Spurs, so the Gunners will be pretty happy to have avoided defeat. Arsenal dominated possession, but that dominance often failed to create meaningful chances. Especially before Tottenham opened the scoring, Arsenal seemed to lack ideas once the ball reached the edge of the box.
They leave the match with serious injury concerns as Arteta, Ramsey and possibly Wilshere are out, but they remain undefeated through six league matches although that run includes four draws and only two victories. Next weekend, Arsenal go to Stamford Bridge to face league leaders Chelsea, who have won five of their six opening games.
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