Arsene Wenger has conceded that we just weren’t good enough against Tottenham, and claims we deserved to lose given the way we played, according to the Express.
A brace from Harry Kane was enough to see us depart White Hart Lane with nothing more than disappointment, and in truth we didn’t deserve much more.
The boss spoke after the game, revealing his dissatisfaction with both the players and the referee.
“I think we were not very good and the referee was at our level,” he said.
“I don’t think he had a good day as well.
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“We defended quite well but offensively we were not good enough.
“Look for me they created more chances and overall we cannot dispute the game too much.
“The regret we have is we gave the goals away and of course lose the derby is difficult.”
Whether or not the referee’s decisions had any major impact on the game is debatable, but he clearly made a couple of mistakes that irked the manager.
The yellow cards for Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck were a joke, with both players clearly victims of simulation. But perhaps worse, was the fact that Danny Rose went unpunished after he booted the ball at Welbeck following the half time whistle.
The pair were involved in a couple of on-field spats, but nothing that should have seen either of them in any real trouble. To intentionally kick a ball at the opposition, however, is something that more often than not would see you handed your marching orders.