Is he having a laugh, Gooners, seriously? Does Arsene Wenger really expect any Arsenal fans to agree with his ridiculously positive and optimistic assessment of the way the Gunners have been playing this season and, more specifically, in the last two games?
Perhaps the Prof was just trying to take some of the growing pressure off the shoulders of the Arsenal players in the hope that we will get the three points tonight against West Brom that were so frustratingly elusive in the last two games which were both drawn after the Gunners got themselves into the lead.
Wenger suggested in the pre-match preview on Arsenal.com that, despite surrendering a two goal lead from a dominant first half performance at West Ham and allowing Andy Carroll the freedom of the penalty area to punish us with a quickfire hat-trick and then struggling badly to get back into the game, Arsenal were not far off producing their best.
And even though Arsenal squandered another hatful of chances before allowing a struggling Crystal Palace to peg us back again and leave us looking nervously over the shoulder at the top four chasing pack, the manager claims that his side were only missing a few percent.
Wenger said, “When the team is frustrated, they focus only on their frustration rather than what they have done well. When you have done 95 per cent of the job well and you focus on the five per cent, you forget the other 95 per cent.
“Everyone invites the [players] to focus on what doesn’t work, so we swim against the stream a little bit. We have to examine everything – it is our job to analyse it all in a very objective way.
“You have to put the disappointments into perspective and look at what you have missed. Sometimes it is one or two per cent, but the top level is about small margins and they are very important.
“We played against teams who are highly focused – against West Ham and against Crystal Palace it was a real battle.
“I cannot fault the team on the quality of their displays, but when you don’t win and the teams behind you do, it is very quick [that you can be caught].”
Pull the other one Arsene, it has got bells on it.
complete disillusion……utter stupidity
The problem is that most opponents ARE highly focussed. The more so when they sense they can take something from the encounter.
The days are over when you could get easy wins at this stage of the season against mid-table teams. Now that Leicester have shown the way, those mid-table teams are getting ambitious.
If we want to do what Spurs did to Stoke we absolutely have to put in a performance. I’m so disappointed that a team with Mesut and Alexis has forgotten how to do that.
Jack is BACK………..He’s Back!
He wiLL save the worLd
He will break the WaLL
Terrified that Tottenham will win the league now that Vardy is suspended. Leicester have very tough remaining fixtures.
No doubt, It’s potentially a massive loss for Leicester and potentially an equally big one for the Spuds 🙁
We are rising on the crest of a wave…
That is about to crash BIG TIME!
The way I see it, everything is still fine, our primary target is safe, 4th is where we belong.
Before i thought he is a master in manipulating people, and just plays people for the idiots they are, but now i have changed my mind. Very very deluded.
If he knew we were not that good to go as the season have shown then why did he not strenghten???…this idiot is disgusting!
Yes like 66.64%, or whatever percentage of the club Kroenke owns, the man who is entirely responsible for our current demise, by allowing AW to be a dictator, as there is no one on the board who has sufficient footballing knowledge to contradict him, AKA David Dein.