Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given his thoughts on the dissapointing defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby on Saturday.

The Gunners boss did well to bring in the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang last month in response to the departure of star forward Alexis Sanchez.

Those additions appeared to have helped turn the corner as Arsenal thrashed Everton 5-1 at home, only days after the closing of the January transfer window.

However, the Gunners were brought back down to earth last Saturday as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat away to Tottenham, courtesy of a goal from Harry Kane in the second half of the game.

Wenger has once again faced severe criticism for some of his tactical decisions during the game but he insists his only regret is about how wasteful the team was at Wembley.

“I believe that we had opportunities, dangerous situations that we didn’t transform into opportunities.” the Arsenal manager said

“That’s where my regret is, that in the final ball we missed something.

“When you have two or three opportunities like we had in the final part of the game, you want to take your chances in these kinds of games.

“You know you will not have 10 chances. If you don’t take them, you will suffer at the end of the day.

“To be at the level mentally is to be capable of using your opportunities. That’s what the top level is about.”

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