Parlour speaks on what impressed him about Arsenal against Spurs

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Ray Parlour says that his former club Arsenal show more character than of late during the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

 

Former midfielder Ray Parlour has told Sky Sports News, broadcast on March 7 at 10.30am, that Arsenal showed more "character" against Tottenham Hotspur than they have in recent matches.

 

Before Saturday's North London derby, Arsenal had suffered four disappointing results in a row and a fifth against their arch rivals could have effectively ended their chances of winning the Premier League title.

 

However, despite falling 2-1 behind with 10 men, the Gunners managed to fight back to secure a draw at White Hart Lane to remain within three points of their hosts in the standings.

 

With Leicester City beating Watford, they have slipped further behind the Foxes, but Parlour has admitted that he has taken encouragement from the performance and feels that Arsenal were unfortunate not to snatch a late winner.

 

Parlour said: "They showed character after they went 2-1 down. They haven't showed that in the last three or four games. Against United, it wasn't good enough.

"I saw that character in the team, the changes were very positive and they could have nicked it if it wasn't for a great tackle by Wimmer.

"They could have been walking away with a 3-2 win with 10 men and it would have put them back within a chance of winning the title."

Arsenal are next in action against Hull City in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, and progression in that competition is widely regarded as their best chance of silverware this season.

They face Barcelona in the second leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League on March 16, but with a two-goal victory required in Spain, they are huge underdogs to make it through to the quarter-finals.

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