Aaron Ramsey joins Shkodran Mustafi on the short-term injury list, and Wenger is mindful that his team have one day less of recovery time than West Ham during this busy part of the season. Something happens and you are surprised.
"Sometimes that can happen in big derbies".
Wenger's Premier League title-winning teams were known for having a few bust-ups with other teams - including the infamous "Battle of the Buffet" with United - and the longtime Arsenal boss said Sunday's incident should not be blown out of proportion. "The media build these things up like it's life or death". "It can go a bit overboard".
Giroud tied Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Premier League record for most goals by a substitute with the equaliser against Southampton, but told L'Equipe that he may have to consider finding a new club in January if he can not get more regular playing time. It happened to us, it happened to them and it's unfortunate.
Wenger is conscious that the French striker who scored Arsenal's late equaliser at Southampton wants games in a World Cup season and might be feeling some frustration.
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Ramsey played 90 minutes against Southampton but finished the game nursing a strain.
The 31-year-old French worldwide came off the bench for the 13th time in the league to head a late equaliser that ensured Arsene Wenger's side left St Mary's Stadium with a point. "Of course. First of all he has played many games, much more than people speak about".
"For me Oli (Giroud) is one of the best strikers in the Premier League when he's on it and he's on the bench, so it shows what we've got", said Wilshere.
We thought this story was a little bit forced, but since Record claimed that Wenger follows the player since his academy times, it was worth the coverage. You want to keep that passion on the pitch.