Boss: Albion deserved point

Last updated : 01 January 2018 By Wba-mad Editor

Baggies boss Alan Pardew believes Albion deserved their point after a controversial 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns against Arsenal. 

It was Albion's turn to be on the end of a fortuatious penalty decision in the final minute when Callum Chambers was adjudged to have handled Kieran Gibbs' cross. 

Pardew admits the penalty was soft but says it was just rewards for his side who competed throughout against the Gunners. 

“We deserved the draw today,” he said.

“The penalty decision is perhaps tough on Arsenal, but if it is the other way round we would moaning.

“We gave everything out on the pitch and went toe-to-toe with Arsenal and tried to take them on.

“We have given our fans hope coming back from 1-0 down with six minutes to go. Let’s hope that is a sign of what’s to come.

“The group have shown that they can handle the pressure. There was big pressure on us today.

“It’s also a big goal for Jay because he will be such an important player for us and that could give him a big boost.

“I’ve seen some good signs today.”