Arsenal failed to snatch the full three points from the North London Derby this afternoon and Petr Cech believes a lack of composure which led to the disappointing draw.
The goalkeeper came close to preventing Harry Kane from stealing his equaliser from the penalty spot but the was just out of the Czech stopper’s reach.
Speaking post-match, Cech reflected on the draw stating his side could have done better but it was a tough one to win.
“We’re disappointed to have only got one point because we were 1-0 up and in a good position at half-time,” the keeper told Arsenal’s official website.
“So it gave us the opportunity to go into the second half and use it to our advantage.
“The early equaliser in the second half changed the momentum of the game.
“They played with more confidence in the second half and we lost the rhythm a little bit after they equalised. We came back into it but we were too late.
“We are disappointed to have dropped two points.
Arsenal had a total of two shots on target to Tottenham’s three. Spurs also dominated possession with 53.7% and had a strong defensive stance throughout the match with 30 clearances to the Gunners’ 15.
Cech admitted that the Gunners faced a difficult test today but the home side had their openings and the keeper cited a “lack of calmness” when asked why they didn’t take them.
“We found the openings,” the 34-year-old added.
“They pressed really well at the start so we had to play simpler football than normal. Then we found openings, we found space and we had confidence.
“Going ahead obviously helped with that but that changed after the equaliser. They improved and we lacked a bit of rhythm.
“In the last part of the game, we should’ve been calmer in the last five or 10 minutes because we had some opportunities around the edge of their box but we never had the calmness to find the right pass.”
The Gunners lost the chance to go top of the league but Liverpool did not. Jurgen Klopp’s side took full advantage of the opportunity with an impressive 6-1 against Watford.
Arsenal now have the tough task of facing Manchester United where Wenger will meet his notorious rival Jose Mourinho in two weeks. The month of November has never been good to the Gunners and it doesn’t seem to have a soft spot for them this year either. However, it is hoped Wenger’s side fares better this time.