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Following Arsenal’s goalless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Arsenal’s first clean sheet at Stamford Bridge in 12 years, Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal put in a solid performance and could have won Chelsea with one or two goals difference.

“People forget that two months ago [sic] that we beat Chelsea in the Cup Final,” Wenger said.

“We have shown that [fighting spirit] many times. It’s true that you have to accept when you deliver the kind of performance we did at Liverpool you are criticised – we have only one way to respond: on the pitch.

“It was a question today [over] the attitude, the response, the determination. It was vital for us, even above the result, to come out with a solid performance on that front.

“I felt that it was a game with total intensity where two teams really went for it. It was a battle all over the pitch. We responded well.

“In domains where we were questioned I like when the team shows that kind of response. I feel that it’s a deserved point, with a bit more freedom, maybe less inhibition, we could have won this game with one or two goals difference.

“Overall for us it was important at least not to lose today. You could feel that in the team in the last 20 minutes, we played a bit with that in our mind.

“Today we played at their home, where they are traditionally very strong. But I feel overall we did exactly what I expected the team to do.”

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