The Gunners suffered a huge blow to their title hopes when they were demolished 5-1 by Liverpool on Saturday. The defeat left Wenger’s men second in the table and a point behind new leaders Chelsea.
The Frenchman has admitted that the Gunners were poor but is sure that his side will be able to improve against the defending champions.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
Our performance was poorer on Saturday than at Man City. But I’m confident we will respond in a positive matter on Wednesday night.
I think it’s a shame that we couldn’t turn up with a better performance. After 10 minutes we conceded two goals on set-pieces, that just shows that the level of concentration was not there and that when nobody takes responsibility in these kind of situations it’s always a bad sign.
It is about how well we do at home at the Emirates, of course starting on Wednesday. Recently we have been very good defensively at home and offensively as well. That is what we want to show on Wednesday night.
Arsenal suffered a 5-1 hammering and the Gunners looked anything but Premier League title challengers in the defeat as Liverpool scored four goals in the first 20 minutes. The loss at Anfield was the Gunners second heavy away defeat this season, as we were also hammered 6-3 at Manchester City earlier in the season.
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The Gunners inability to win against their title rivals could very well cost them at the end of the season. However Arsenal have to dust themselves and go again with some vital games to come in the next month. We host reigning champions Manchester United on Wednesday night in a game that we can ill afford to lose.
The trademark of true champions is their ability to bounce back from the odd defeat and the Gunners now need to show that they have that ability, but if they do not then they really are in danger of ending another promising season empty handed.
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