‘The pitch was bad but it does not explain our performance’

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The Gunners displayed several signs of complacency and lack of focus as Mark Hughes’ men completed quite an upset with a 2-1 victory over what was an in-form Arsenal side.

Arsenal were found at sixes and sevens at the back on a number of occasions as their defenders  – Thomas Vermaelen the most culpable – exposed goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny in goal.

Wenger’s side’s impressive run in recent weeks however meant that the Gunners managed to remain in third place – even though Tottenham have a game in hand – but their manager was in a disappointed mood following the final whistle on Saturday.

“The pitch was bad but it does not explain our performance. We did not create enough to win a football game.” Wenger said

“I do not want to single anyone out but of course we made defensive mistakes. It is a good shock to come back to what has made our strength recently. Subconsciously something was missing today. In the Premier League, if you miss something on the commitment front you are beaten. That is what happened today.”

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12 thoughts on “‘The pitch was bad but it does not explain our performance’

  1. I’m sorry, but Ramsey sucks, play like Denilson. To many side ways and back ways passing that slows our attack.

  2. Am sorry, I’ve been saying it I don’t have trust in Wenger again, see the number of matches man.u have played without loosing, Wenger himself has lost d savor of football over years, u’ll see next season loosing, draw in numbers will still affect us 4rm lifting pl.

  3. Win if Ramsey start 45%
    Win if Ramsey not start 86%

    Draw if Ramsey start 15%
    Draw if Ramsey not start 7%

    Loss if Ramsey start 39%
    Loss if Ramsey not start 7%

  4. we are in a great situation in regards to the league , yes we lost ….we played away ,came home with nothing,…..i feel it was just a blip……
    this was the kind of game i would have played metzecker in place of kos, kos in place of vermahen, vermahlen in place of gibbs….. there was something missing today however we have to embrace the defeat and move forward.

    we played a team confronting relegation ,playing at home, with mark hughes as manager coming from a decent run at home.

    the ARSENAL TEAM spirit of the good run has to maintain with us ,as we are still in it, it is up to us,

    we come back even stronger for next game.

  5. Very disappointing performance b y the Gunners. So many poor passes. So many backwards passes. Lost virtually all the battles for the ball. No speed to our game and our game is speed… Our replacements did not add any fire to our attack. Gervinho, the OX contributed nothing. Van Persie hasnt scored in what, 5 games in a row. Big issue that no one is commenting about yet. Watch out or you know who will catch him in the last game and win the golden boot AND we take the gas and finish 5th….. What happens to RVP staying if this sceneriio plays out????

    Amazing, lose 1 game after winning 7 in a row and suddenly we are tied for third and only 5 points up on Chelsea who are regaining their form….. 5th is but a couple of losses away and we still have City and Chelsea to play!!!.

    No excuse for us not to be prepared for todays game mentally and worse, appear to take the game for granted.. NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER….. We looked so uninterested, so demotivated.. SCAREY….

  6. WENGER LOVE GIVING SUPPORT TO HIS PRAYER TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE TEAM. RAMSEY IS THE REASON WHY ARSENAL LOOSE GAME, BUT HE CONTINUE TO PRAY HIM OUR SEASON WILL BE OVER IF THIS TIDE CONTINUE. WENGER PLEASE FOR GOD SAKE SAVE OUR SEASON.

  7. Arsenal must create a piece of uneven surface in the training fields to train on and better get ready to play on all surfaces.

    Some homework by the coach is also necessary, instead of turning up and hoping for the best.

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