Arsene Wenger was keen to take the positives out of the way Arsenal passed the ball, controlled the game and produced many more shots, chances and shots on target than Monday’s opponents Swansea City, rather than dwell on the defensive lapse and some wayward finishing that cost us the game.
The Gunners need to stay positive as well because we need to go to Old Trafford and come back with a point at the very least. However, the boss is also keen to accentuate the positive here as well, calling on his players to respond to this latest setback the way we have done all season. Only once during this campaign of over 50 games so far have Arsenal lost two games in a row and that was back in the early stages when we were not playing as well as now. So it is surprising that Man United are such favourites for this game at 7/5 so if you want to make money on betting Arsenal then make sure you use this bonus code for Titanbet to get an added bonus.
So Wenger knows that his team now has the mental strength and fighting qualities to bounce back from a defeat. But he is also calling for the players to see the clash with Man United as a chance to start again and get back to the way we were playing, scoring goals for fun and cutting out the defensive mistakes that used to be much more common.
The Frenchman told the official Arsenal website, “We played against a team with a 4-6 formation, didn’t play and you’re always frustrated when they manage to get away with a win.
“On the other hand, we showed a lot of quality but were not very good in our finishing and guilty of giving away a mistake. At the moment we cannot afford that. When you are a defender you cannot give a goal away the way we did with five minutes to go. It’s impossible.
“It is disappointing but we should get encouragement. If we have done it for 10 games, we can do it again. We haven’t lost our quality here, so let’s restart on Sunday.
“Of course it makes that game important because the way you respond to a defeat always gives you a big indication that the team is strong mentally and that is what is expected of us on Sunday.”
Do you think Monday’s loss will affect the players or will we see the amazing Arsenal of recent weeks back?