Arsene Wenger is not in denial that Arsenal’s position on the table is in slight danger following Sunday’s shameful defeat.
Tottenham and Manchester City may find third spot up for grabs barring a shambolic Arsenal collapse similar to what happened at Wigan in the final games of the season.
And the Gunners’ boss has admitted his side needs to add to that 71 points to ensure the third and final spot of automatic qualification for the Champions League’s group stages next term.
“Spurs can catch us, Manchester City can catch us. We have to win at least one game.” Wenger said.
Wenger did express his frustration over the result at Wigan but as usual, the manager decided to keep criticisms indirect when questioned over the performance of his veteran centre-backs.
“I do not want to go into any individual judgement on today’s performance. I feel they had quite a good performance and they were exposed a lot.” the manager said.
The French tactician also added that his depleted squad had no excuse to falter at the DW Stadium despite insisting goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was not culpable for the result.
“I do not want to use the injuries as an excuse. When you are 2-0 up and you play for Arsenal Football Club I believe you would not use the injuries as an excuse when you lose the game.” Arsene said.
“Everybody has an opinion. I keep my opinion for myself and let everybody have different opinions. I believe you cannot say today we lost the game because of the goalkeeper.”