The Gunners had taken the lead at White Hart Lane courtesy of an Aaron Ramsey strike but – after Francis Coquelin’s red card for the visitors – Tottenham struck back through Toby Alderweireld and a wonderful, curling effort from Kane.
A point halts the Gunners’ slide following consecutive defeats to Manchester United and Swansea but they still trail Tottenham by three points in the table – with leaders Leicester arguably the game’s only winners.
“We have shown great spirit all game, I’m proud of the spirit the players have shown and the response even with 2-1 down, we went down to 10 men”, Wenger said.
“I think we needed a result“.
“We’ve got a big FA Cup game against Arsenal to look forward to now and we’ll see where we are when we come back to playing in the league”.
“If I see that I am happy and the results are not important”.
“I did not want us to lose today because at 1-0 I thought we were doing great”.
“I didn’t have to say a lot to him after that tackle”.
“We made a big mistake when it was 1-0″, said Wenger.
Ahead of its game at Watford later on Saturday (Sunday NZT), Leicester is two points in front of second-place Tottenham and five clear of third-place Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal were completely in control against Tottenham before being reduced to 10 men.
Sanchez equalised with a calm finish 15 minutes from time for his first league goal since October, and Ramsey said: “Hopefully he and myself can chip in with a few more goals towards the end of the season and finish off strongly”.
Coquelin’s sending-off was a turning point, coming when Arsenal looked composed and in charge after taking the lead.
Arsenal fans have always stated that they have found their answer to the defensive midfielder’s problem with Francis Coquelin but for all his ability on the field, we have no idea what he was thinking regarding both his yellow cards.
Wenger also said that he warned Coquelin to be careful after the midfielder picked up a booking in the first-half. “We are questioned – and they should be questioned as well”.
Tottenham are mounting their strongest title challenge since they were last English champions 55 years ago, but there was a sense of deflation at the final whistle. “It’s nonsense. We just concentrate on ourselves and that’s the only way to compete and win games”.