Martin Keown claimed that the Arsenal defence lacked the hunger to take on Harry Kane this afternoon, only for Arsene Wenger to refute such claims. The Gunners succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of rivals Tottenham today, with Harry Kane proving to be the difference between the two sides, with his goal on the 49th minute deciding the game. But that result was actually perfect for me as I had used a Unibet bonuskod to back on a draw at half-time, although I thought Arsenal would show a bit more fight in the second period.
Martin Keown moved to claim that our defence was unable to use the grit and hunger needed to take on the England international striker, but Wenger disagrees.
The manager said: ‘I don’t think they lack hunger to defend.
‘They got caught by a super striker who is one of the best in the world. He scores against everybody.
‘All the defenders in the world must lack hunger then.’
We may have only conceded once, but the marksman did miss a couple of other chances, and their side had many more goalscoring opportunities than we did, and I’m not sure our defence is quite worthy of his defence.
Wenger did not have anything positive to say about our away record this term however, and our travels to other Premier League clubs have most definitely cost us dearly.
Asked about Arsenal’s away record this term, Wenger replied: ‘Very poor. I believe as well that once they scored their goal that played a part. Overall football is about scoring goals.
‘You can say we’re not strong enough defensively – but we also don’t score enough if you look at the top six.
‘That explains it.’
Is our defence to blame for our defeat today? Should Kane have been given less space? Why do we keep struggling on the road this term?