‘We have made mistakes that are difficult to explain’
Arsene Wenger is short of explanations following Arsenal’s second straight away defeat in the Premier League.
In both games, Wenger’s men snatched an early lead which promised a commanding display for the rest of the match.
But on neither occasion did the Gunners avoid digging their own grave as they surrendered their advantage in rueful fashion.
As if last week’s late collapse which saw Fulham score twice to win 2-1 was not enough, Arsenal fell to a dramatic 3-2 defeat at Swansea today – conceding the game’s winner only seconds after leveling matters at 2-2.
The north Londoners are struggling and worried is their manager who has expressed his concerns over referee decisions and his side’s below-par defensive performance.
“I still don’t understand where the referee found the penalty [for Swansea’s equaliser], then we defensively made some mistakes that we should not have done.” Wenger said.
“When it was back at 2-2 we knew we could score a third but it was important not to make a mistake. But in the last games we have made mistakes that are difficult to explain. It is unbelievable, it happened at Fulham the same and again today.”
The Frenchman also chose to label the Gunners’ recent failures as merely ‘coincidences’ which have come against his side.
“Coincidences are always against us and it is difficult to understand what is going on. I don’t know, I feel we are a bit too nervous. We cannot panic every time they have the ball in the final third of the pitch. We have to show more composure and ambition. I think we panicked a bit too quickly today. ” Wenger said
“It is always a concern but on the other hand there is a good spirit in the side and a desire to do well. But we have dropped six points in a row now that we should not have.”