Arsene Wenger watched his Arsenal team struggle to break down bottom-of-the-table QPR after a rollercoaster week for the club in which they lost two games and got a rollicking from the fans at the yearly AGM, but the Frenchman insists that yesterdays opponents were a quality side that won’t be in the relegation positiions for much longer.
Arsenal only managed to break down QPR in the last minutes of the game after our tiny neighbours were reduced to ten men by the sending off of Stephane Mbia , and you could hear the relief in Wenger’s voice at the end of the game when he said: “I am very happy with the result because we lost two big games in our head, and the confidence was a bit jaded. We were serious, we moved the ball quite well and we needed to be patient today. It is a QPR team with quality, I don’t think they will stay at the bottom of the league.
“It was important not to make a mistake, and wait for our chance and take it. We were a bit lucky that they lost a player, because it made it easier for us in the last 20 minutes. But overall we played a serious game against a good team.”
But whatever the quality of our opponents the fact is that Arsenal have moved back up to fourth place until this afternoon and our season is far from over, but we will have to improve even further if we are to get some more points next week against Manchester United, who may be just a touch trickier than yesterday’s opponents….
Highlights of the QPR game are on JustFootballHighlights