Arsenal boss Wenger labels 5-1 defeat to Liverpool as “an accident”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident his side will bounce back after the 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. Wenger claims the defeat was just “an accident” for which Arsenal will seek redemption when Manchester United arrives to play against them at the Emirates on Wednesday.
The Gunners were dragged down from the top spot on the Premier League table once again after a game that saw their defense concede four goals in around 20 minutes. Wenger urged his players to remember how well they had played this season and that they had been at the top of the table for more than any other team.
Wenger admits his side needs a morale boost going into the home game against Manchester United.
“It was an accident. Not a welcome one, of course, a very disappointing one. But you have to respond to that,” Wenger said in reference to the Liverpool game. “Every season has disappointments, it’s always down to the team to respond in a positive way to decide the success.
“Yes of course we will respond tomorrow in a very positive way, I’m convinced of that. This is what we have always done since the start of the season. We are in front of a big game and we have to focus on that. A big part of our season will be decided at the Emirates Stadium. That is what we want to do.
Wenger hailed his men for being successful during the majority of the season. The French boss reminded his men that they had played well against top notch opponents. Wenger admits Arsenal have worked very hard to reach to this point and that his team deserves more success.
The Emirates boss is hopeful his team will respond to his plea and find themselves with a brilliant result against Manchester United. Defense will be of great concern for Wenger, especially with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Robin van Persie and Adnan Januzaj looking to find the back of the net for Manchester United.
Wenger admits the early goals from Liverpool sent Arsenal into a state of shock which got worse with time and eventually his side wasn’t able to recover from it. The long-time serving Arsenal boss claims his side has learnt from its mistakes and will provide a good response against Manchester United.