Arsene Wenger has questioned his team’s finishing after Arsenal failed to turnaround their 3-1 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, despite having a glut of chances to win the game.
It was a very poor result considering how well Arsenal played, with both the fans and the players hugely deflated following the loss. Admittedly, David de Gea was in fine form on the day, but the chances the Gunners created along with the quality of the players that got those opportunites means that the London side should have won.
The defeat means Wenger’s men have fallen down to fifth in the table, a point behind Liverpool and, most importantly, they are out of the Champions League places.
Arsenal now need to bounce back immediately, as they cannot afford for their opponents to put more ground between themselves and the club, with the London side famous for suffering from a snowball effect from a single loss.
After the defeat, manager Arsene Wenger questioned his team and their temperament in front of goal, with the side missing a huge number of chances to drag themselves back into the game.
Wenger told the BBC: “I think we didn’t start well at all at the back and we are guilty of that. Despite being 2-0 down we should have come back – we had enough chances”.
“We produced excellent quality, but were not decisive enough. Psychologically it was a big blow to go 2-0 down so early on – especially at home. We were too on the edge mentally maybe – you cannot be in a game like that. It was a mystery yes, but David De Gea was man of the match by a clear mile”.
“We played well but there is nothing more frustrating when you have that quality of performance and nothing to show for it at the end. The attitude was impeccable until the end. But you cannot make the mistakes we made at the beginning”.