Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal deserved a draw

Arsenal were worthy of a point against Manchester United, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsene Wenger believes that a draw against Manchester United would have been a "fair result".

The Gunners fell behind to a Robin van Persie header in the first half and although they battled back in the second, Wenger's team failed to force an equaliser.

"We had to give a lot this week - Liverpool, [Borussia] Dortmund and here today. I think a draw would have been a fair result today," he told BBC Sport.

"We conceded a goal on a set piece and in a big game that makes a difference. We rushed our game too much and lost too many balls. In the second half we were composed, had a real go and played our usual game.

"We were very, very, very close a few times. The heart was in the game, the desire was in there, but maybe a bit too much in the first half. We are quite strong on defending set pieces and I was surprised we were caught on the near post."

Despite the defeat, Arsenal remain top of the Premier League, two points clear of Liverpool.

Man United's Robin van Persie heads in the opening goal against Arsenal on November 10, 2013
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