After five wins in a row before this weekend, it obviously came as a bit of a shock to lose to our great rivals Tottenham on Saturday, but luckily the players won’t have time to wallow in their misery as they have to pick themselves up quickly for the visit of Leicester tomorrow evening.
Wenger will be keen for the defence to iron out their lapses of concentration during the Spurs game, but Le Prof is hoping to see a strong response from his whole team on Tuesday. “It’s not the first time we lose a game, but how we bounce back is to take the information from what we got today, and respond very quickly on Tuesday,” he said on the Arsenal website.
“It’s disappointing because we did fight hard together, but we made too many technical mistakes.
“We lost too many balls in situations where we could have put Tottenham in trouble. What is funny is that every time we arrived in their final third we looked like we could score a goal. But we didn’t do it enough.
“Yes, of course, it is dangerous to draw conclusions from a derby. But as well the fact is that we lost a game, and we cannot deny that.
“But overall, there’s a long way to go, so I believe that just keep going and recover, show quickly a strong response on Tuesday, and then we see where we stand after that.”
The good news is that we will have Alexis Sanchez back to revive our forward lines enthusiasm for the game. “Chamberlain is out, the only one who has a chance to be on the bench or to start maybe is Sanchez,” Wenger said. It must have been frustrating for the Chilean to watch the Tottenham game on Saturday, and he must be raring to get back on the field as quickly as possible.
With the other teams around us dropping points regularly we need to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible….