Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal were well short of their best in the 1-1 draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road. Lewis Grabban earned a point for the hosts after Mesut Ozil had earned the lead for the Gunners, but on a day when the visitors lost both Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez to injuries, Wenger was concerned with how his side performed in the second half.
“In the second-half Norwich had good chances and we were playing against a team that is physically clever, they defended deep to catch us on the counter attack and we were a bit jaded, not as sharp as usual,” the Frenchman told reporters. “The quality of the performance was below what we can do offensively.”
The draw leaves Arsenal in fourth spot, two points behind leaders Manchester City.