Arsene Wenger has slammed his team’s performance against Liverpool and labelled it “disastrous” after they suffered a 4 – 0 defeat.
Liverpool enjoyed a home victory with goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge. The win put them second in the league table and furthered their strong start to the season.
Arsenal on the other hand has now suffered back-to-back away defeats and manager Wenger didn’t hold back in his assessment of the performance.
Speaking after the match he said, “”The result is a consequence of our performance. We were not good enough. We were beaten everywhere physically, in the end I believe we made it easier for them, and the mistakes gave them a cushion. We started to dominate the game in the second half but then the third goal killed the game. Mentally it was difficult, but it was a very disappointing performance.”
He went on to call the game “disastrous” but warned that the team needs to avoid becoming too emotional and needs to “take some distance” to analyse what happened.
Wenger has been accused of showing too much loyalty to certain players that consistently underperform in big games. The side is now entering the international break with just three points from their opening games and he will have two weeks to reflect on the results and plan his next move.
He added, “Recently we’ve done quite well in the big games, which is why today is all the more disappointing. The consequence is that the confidence drops and we’ve lost two away games. We need everybody to keep belief and focus. If I am the problem, I am sorry, but I believe all together we lose. The only thing we can do is come back and give the fans a better level of performance.”