There have been many posts and comments rueing Arsenal’s performance against Chelsea at the weekend, but the Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere feels that we were on top for a lot of the game, but just didn’t take advantage of our chances when they appeared during the match.
“At times we controlled the game,” said Wilshere. “…and that is the difference, at this level when you are playing against a top-class team, when you are on top you have to really make it count,”
“We created a few half chances, but we never really made it count.
“You didn’t really see Cesc Fabregas or Diego Costa all game and then, all of a sudden, a 50-yard ball from Cesc put it on Costa’s foot and it is a great finish, and the game is over.
“We have played well, but at this level, against the top three in this league, when you are on top you need to make the opportunities count and if you don’t, then you are going to get punished.”
The fact is that Arsenal did not muster one shot on target, and the only real chance I remember is when Wilshere himself received the ball in front of goal but failed to control it for a shot. Other than that it looked like Chelsea were not in the slightest bit worried about getting over-run by our side…
But look on the bright side. Arsenal have surely played the most difficult fixture of the season, and their are a host of “lesser” opponents waiting for us after the international break. We just need to regain our composure and get back to doing what we do best, beating sides in the bottom half of the table.
Wojciech Szczesny agrees. He said: “We have had a tough run so far, but I would like to think that our start has been solid, not as good as we expected from ourselves,”
“But I believe that, after the international break, we can push on and get more points.”
Thats about all we can do for now. Rack up the points and hope that Chelsea show some weaknesses or complacency and start dropping points themselves…