Fourteen years of history was about to change had we lost today. However, Fabregas scored a late penalty against Leeds to keep Arsenal in the FA Cup.
Speaking after the match, Wenger praised the way Leeds approached the game saying that they played well and were up for it and they made it a very difficult Cup game. Wenger said that it was a type of match where it was important not to go a goal down.
However, after going a goal down, Wenger said it was Szczesny who kept them in it. Szczesny made a brilliant save in the second half which if had gone in would have been game over for Arsenal.
Wenger admitted that it would have been a shocker had we lost and it was necessary for the momentum to not go out today. Time was the major concern for Wenger as Arsenal looked likely to equalize.
However, after scoring the equalizer, Arsenal would have gone on to win the game had one of the three chances been converted in stoppage time. Wenger isn’t concerned yet though as he said that atleast they are still in the Cup and hopes that Arsenal will get the result at Leeds.
“I must say at first that it was a very difficult game because it was a real Cup game and Leeds were up for it, they played well. It was the kind of game where you felt that it was important not to go 1-0 down. When we were 1-0 down I felt that Wojciech kept us in the game with a good save on the header [from Becchio]. We looked like we would come back but we were short of time and it was important to keep the momentum and not to go out today because that would have been a shocker.
Even when we equalised we still had three chances at 1-1 but we couldn’t take them. At least we are still in the Cup and hopefully we can do it at Leeds.”