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Arsene Wenger: 'There was great togetherness in Arsenal ranks at Chelsea'

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Arsene Wenger is pleased with Arsenal's "togetherness" in keeping Chelsea at bay as the two London giants contested a 0-0 draw in their EFL Cup semi-final first leg.

Arsene Wenger has hailed Arsenal's "togetherness" in Wednesday night's EFL Cup semi-final first-leg goalless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Gunners struggled to create many chances against the Blues, who in turn had 21 shots against the visitors, with six of those efforts on target.

However, Arsenal managed to repel their opponents until the final whistle, leaving the tie delicately poised ahead of the return leg at the Emirates Stadium.

"I felt there was great togetherness, we didn't give many chances away," Wenger told Sky Sports News. "I am pleased with the spirit and determination.

"You want first to be solid, ideally you want to score as well. We were close a few times."

The second leg takes place on Wednesday, January 24, the winner going on to meet either Manchester City or Bristol City in the final.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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