Wojciech Szczesny has called for his team mates to stay focused for the entire game and not lose their concentration at key moments in the game. Arsene Wenger’s were in full control until they bottled it in a matter of minutes to lose 2-1 against Swansea.
Arsenal were leading by a goal at the Liberty but Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bafetimbi Gomis scored in quick succession to complete a remarkable turnaround that condemned the Gunners to their second league defeat of the season.
Arsenal for the second time in a week have lost a lead. Earlier last week they let slip a commanding 3 goal lead to draw 3-3 against Anderlecht. It’s slowly becoming a habit for this Gunners side.
Szczesny told Arsenal.com
For the majority of the game we looked solid at the back and we looked dangerous. We had a poor five-minute spell and at this level it costs you. Until they scored their first we were good. Then after they scored the second goal we looked dangerous again, so it was the five minutes that cost us the game. It’s something that we need to focus on because it’s been two games where short spells lacking discipline and focus have cost us.
It could’ve gone either way but it didn’t. You can’t just hope that the next one will be different and we’ll get a bit of luck – we need to focus for 90 minutes and do our jobs properly offensively and defensively. Then things will change.
It’s clear that a massive improvement is necessary if we are to save the season. But it seems the Arsenal players are doing only the talking and none have actually produced where it is really necessary. It would be better if they could just transform their words into action.
As for Szczesny he hasn’t been stellar this season, he has looked very ordinary at times and if his poor form continues, Ospina should be given a chance which ain’t gonna happen because we are told he’s suffering from a mysterious illness that affects only one in a trillion.