The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was only playing his third League game of the season when the Gunners took on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side on Friday, despite playing them at the Emirates where we had won all but one of our last 14 games.
We went down by one goal in the first half with defensive errors all over the place and we looked dead and buried as we went into the break.
He said: “We felt we didn’t do ourselves justice in the first half. We played with a little bit of fear.
“We were scared to play our game, we are at our best when we play our football and pass it around quickly.”
But the Gunners must have had an inspirational chat at half time in the dressing room and even though we went two down rather too quickly we came back fighting and managed to put three past Mignolet. Wilshere called Wenger’s speech a ‘strong look’. He continued: “We allowed them to take the game to us but we had a strong look at ourselves at half-time and came back much better.
“We were disappointed not to win after conceding a goal like that, but we were better in the second half.”
Better is not the word, but we certainly were more spirited although we were helped by Liverpool’s defence which was just as bad as ours!
All we need now is for Wenger to give his half time talk before the game starts next time!