Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted Olivier Giroud finished the 1-1 draw against Tottenham "very angry" as the Gunners "could have won the game" had he taken his chances in the last 15 minutes of the game. Wenger also played down concerns over Santi Cazorla after the Spaniard was replaced after complaining of dizzy spells at half-time and expects both Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain to return to action following the international break.
The Gunners rescued a point in the north London derby after Kieran Gibbs equalised after Harry Kane's opener in the second half. Wenger admitted Spurs were the better side during the first half of the game but felt his side deserved the draw, especially as Giroud was given a number of opportunities to kill the game.
"When you are 1-0 down it's a mixture or relief and regret because if we were really clinical we would have won it in the last 15 minutes. Giroud had the chances to score. But if I try to be fair I must say the point is maybe a fair result," he said.
While when asked about Giroud, he admitted: "He is very angry. I'm pleased (with his reaction). When you see players happy to miss chances you can worry. He is a real goalscorer, he did try. In the last two games, against Bayern and today he worked extremely hard and maybe he wanted too much to score in the end, and especially the opportunity he had in the six-yard box, but that can happen."
Wenger also revealed that Spurs dominated the game in the first-half because Cazorla couldn't play at his best as he was "dizzy".
"It was a very intense game with complete commitment from both sides. We suffered in the first half because Cazorla was at 30 per cent of his potential, he was dizzy. I was sitting there thinking: 'Do I take him off or not?' You never know, maybe it will get better. At half-time I took him off, and in the second half we had a bit better balance," he said.
"He is not sick, he was just dizzy and could not move, you could see that on the pitch. I did not really know what he had, so at half-time I took him off, I hope it is nothing bad, but it does not look like it, because he says he is alright now."
Wenger also hopes that the international break allows the current injury problems that have plagued the club in recent weeks to ease, expecting both Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain to return to action after the break.
"We have 10 players out. I hope during the international break we do not lose more, but we should get some back like Ramsey, like Chamberlain for maybe just after the break. Players like Sanchez, who have played many games, they go out and play two games again," he said.
"We adapt individually. It is always like that in every team, there is a collective part that everybody absorbs and the individual part is adapted to every person, considering their characteristics that intervene in a injury, how you sleep, how you eat, how much sleep you get, these are things that can influence an injury. It is a very sensitive subject and a very complicated one that we try to work out. On the other hand you have players who are injured because their body does not take it."
The manager also claimed that he replaced Debuchy for Mikel Arteta later in the second half because the France international was tired but ruled out him becoming another injury victim.
"Debuchy finished tired because he played against Bayern, and played today, and had not much competition, but he looks alright," he concluded.