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Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores his team's first goal during the match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium. Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores his team's first goal during the match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium. Paul Gilham/Getty Images

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Nacer Chadli celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opening goal. Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Nacer Chadli celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opening goal. Paul Gilham/Getty Images

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Mesut Oezil in action against Danny Rose. Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Mesut Oezil in action against Danny Rose. Paul Gilham/Getty Images

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Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores his team's first goal during the match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium. Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hailed Arsenal's character after his goal earned the Gunners a 1-1 draw against Tottenham in the 176th north London derby.

The England winger's 74th-minute goal drew Arsenal level after Nacer Chadli gave Spurs the lead 11 minutes after the break, and Oxlade-Chamblerlain was pleased with his side's display at the Emirates Stadium.

"Obviously going 1-0 down in the Spurs derby is always a bit nerve-wracking because you never want to lose the game," Oxlade-Chamberlain said.

"I thought we did well to come back, but once we made it 1-1, I really thought we could push on and get the winner.

"We knew first and foremost that we had to compete with them and that's what derbies can be like, and sometimes it's not the best football, it's who wants to win it more.

"I think that was a bit of the case in the first half and I think we came back in the second half. The nerves settled down a bit, we started to pass the ball better and get into the game more."

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