Wenger Opens Up On Swans Defeat!

wenger 000Following Arsenal’s disappointing draw against Swansea City last night, Arsene Wenger commented on the match admitting that it was a very disappointing performance and that the players were too focused to keep the result and maybe too conservative because their confidence level had been affected probably by Saturday’s 6-0 defeat at Chelsea.

The gunners on Tuesday night took on the Swans who are currently placed 15th on the premier league table. Prior to the match,  Wenger had promised a strong response to the game following the 6-0 humiliation by Chelsea last weekend.

The match took off with Arsenal conceding first in the 11th minute, but the gunners responded in the second half of the encounter scoring 2 goals in less than 2 minutes. However an on goal from Mathieu Flamini in the 90th minute caused the gunners 2 valuable points.

After the match, Wenger spoke to the media about the game. He said…

“The result is very disappointing but the spirit we put in and the effort we put in was great and we have to take it on the chin. We made the most difficult [part] by coming back to 2-1 and after that you could see that maybe we were too focused to keep the result and maybe too conservative because of confidence level had been affected certainly by Saturday”.

“We just wanted to win the game without pushing anymore forward and a mistake happened unfortunately and it created a result we didn’t want. But overall I have to give credit to the fighting spirit and the desire we put into that game”.

Wenger further went on claiming the second goal for the Swans was as a result of a foul which the referee failed to spot thus leading to the quick attack that lead to Flamini’s own goal. But the boss further reiterated that it was no excuse and that the Arsenal defense should have dealt with the attack regardless.

“Yes. I think it was a foul for us. I don’t understand this decision but it doesn’t mean we have to concede a goal behind that. But at the moment this kind of decisions don’t go for us but we still could have stopped the goal from happening”.

 

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