Wenger: Ref was wrong

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed his side's determination in overcoming Barclays Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace despite losing Mikel Arteta to what the Frenchman felt was an unjust red card.

We showed a lot of resilience and patience and good organisation against a team who were really up for it.

It was a very convincing win because when we were down to 10 men we mastered the situation quite well.

They came at us and we dealt well with the long balls. Every time we came out in the last 15 minutes it looked like we could score, and we got one with two minutes to go, which was a relief, and gives us three important points.

– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger speaking to BT Sport