Arsène Wenger says Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday was "a fair result".

The Gunners made a flying start at Emirates Stadium with a goal inside three minutes from Theo Walcott, expertly set up by the impressive Tomas Rosicky.

Former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie levelled from the penalty spot after being brought down by Bacary Sagna and Wenger had no complaints after the match - even if he was disappointed at the manner of the equaliser.

"Yes, it was a fair result," he said. "They had chances on the counter and we had a few chances as well.

"The only regret you have is that we should have gone in to half-time a goal in front. The way we conceded the goal is difficult to swallow. I can only praise the players for the dynamic, the energy and the commitment we have put in.

"We were not patient enough a few times and didn't give our final ball in the final third. From then on, we didn't score. But the situations were there to score the second goal."

It remains to be seen how important Arsenal's point will be come the end of the season but Wenger admits there is no margin for error with just three points separating the three London clubs chasing two Champions League places.

"We have no alternative [other than] to win our games and let's start with the next one [at Queens Park Rangers], he said.

"At the moment, we look forward. We will look back at the end of the season. Let's give the maximum. Let's continue to play with the spirit we have shown and we'll see where we stand at the end of the season."

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Chris Harris 29 Apr 2013