‘Confused’ Wenger offers no excuses for Arsenal collapse

Date published: Wednesday 15th February 2017 10:15

Arsene Wenger admitted he was at a loss to explain Arsenal’s embarrassing “collapse” as the Gunners sank to a 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Arsenal went in at the break level at 1-1, but were routed in the second half to leave them needing a miracle to progress into the Champions League quarter-finals.

And Wenger, who’s own future is uncertain at the Emirates, was in no mood to offer excuses.

“It is difficult to explain,” he told BT Sport.¬†“I felt we had two good chances to score just before half time. I felt we were unlucky for the second goal the referee gave a corner for us at first.

“Then we concede the second goal and then the most important was that we lost Koscielny. We collapsed.

“Overall I must say they are a better team than us, they played very well in the second half and we dropped our level. We were a bit unlucky we dropped our level and they were better than us.”

“I do not look for excuses. It is a shock of course to lose at that level. We made everything wrong, the fifth goal shows that.

“These kind of games you need to be focused for 90 minutes. I felt the third goal was a killer for our players after that we had no response.”

 

What should Arsenal do with Arsene Wenger?

  • Ask him to resign immediately
  • Replace him in the summer
  • Give him a new deal

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