Arsene Wenger declares Arsenal’s inability to turn chances into goals against Manchester United as a “mystery” during their 3-1 defeat.
Goals from Jesse Lingard (2) and Antonio Valencia helped the Red Devils to victory despite the Gunners reducing the deficit to 2-1 just after half-time through Alexandre Lacazette.
David de Gea pulled off 14 saves during the match to deny Wenger’s side as United hit them on the break.
“I think we didn’t start well at all at the back and we are guilty of that,” Wenger told the BBC. “Despite being 2-0 down we should have come back – we had enough chances. We produced excellent quality, but were not decisive enough.
“Psychlogically it was a big blow to go 2-0 down so early on – especially at home. We were too on the edge mentally maybe – you cannot be in a game like that.
“It was a mystery yes (to not score more), but David de Gea was man of the match by a clear mile.
“We played well but there is nothing more frustrating when you have that quality of performance and nothing to show for it at the end. The attitude was impeccable until the end. But you cannot make the mistakes we made at the beginning.”