Wenger: Arsenal performance was ‘disastrous’

Date published: Sunday 27th August 2017 9:14 - Ross Gibson

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger described his side’s performance as “disastrous”, and apologised to fans who believe he is the problem.

Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge delivered the four sucker punches – with Arsenal having no response to Liverpool’s fine attacking performance.

Post-match, Wenger admitted the perfomance and result was “disastrous”, and apologised to the fans.

“If some people feel as if I am the problem, then I am sorry that I am the problem,” Wenger told the press.

“We want our fans to be with us even in a losing performance like that. The only thing we can do is come back and give them a better performance.”

Wenger admitted that from minute one the Gunners were second best to the Reds: “We were not at the right level from the first minute – physically, technically and mentally – and we were punished.

“Today our performance was not acceptable. It is true today we were an easy opponent for Liverpool.

“Our performance was absolutely disastrous. Not to become too emotional, we have to take some distance, and there are some reasons behind it.

The players now go on their international break, but we do have to take the consequences of our performance today.”

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