It was business as usual when Chelsea came to the Emirates yesterday as our local rivals yet again took the points and stopped Arsenal from scoring. We were outdone as soon as the 20th minute when we had to struggle from a man down and a goal down, but the team fought like lions and even tried to get an equalizer.
Wenger admitted that his team had high hopes of reversing the bad run against Guus Hiddinks men, but were left with nothing again. “It was disappointing as we couldn’t really play with our real team for 90 minutes,” Le Prof said. “I was very disappointed because in recent games we have lost we have had really harsh decisions against us [like] at Southampton and today.
“We had such high expectations today. To lose the game the way we did is really frustrating today and difficult to accept.
“The difficulty was that we went straight away down at 1-0 and we had to attack without being at 0-0 which means you expose yourself at 10 men, but what can you do?
“I think we had a good attitude and fantastic spirit despite the negative result today, I think we should come out [of this] with even more belief.”
Arsenal have endured a tough run of games that we rarely win but have come out of January with just the one undeserved defeat and we are still just three points behind the leaders. Now we just have to forget this month and get rested and focused for our next three in February. I assure you they will be a lot easier than these three just gone!
Onwards and Upwards!