Date: 27th August 2017 at 7:34pm
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The pressure is piling on Arsene Wenger again following the heavy defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

On the back of the narrow defeat to Stoke where at least the statistics from the game showed we were unlucky not to win, and certainly unlucky not to have taken anything from the match, Liverpool didn’t allow for that outlook as they took a justified four nil win and that’s gave Arsenal as much as the final result.

Not a single shot on target was registered.

With fans letting their thoughts be known, and very familiar shouts on social media, there has to be a reaction in the next game or this could again become a very long year.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the game, Wenger held his hands up and admitted it was a display that left him shocked, but he didn’t want people to panic.

‘I`m deeply disappointed because we were not at the level – not physically, nor mentally, nor in the fight. It`s very difficult to find reasons today for such a poor performance. It`s a long time that we haven`t had that and it`s very difficult to explain.’

Wenger added.

‘I think we have to not go into the conclusions from today`s performance that the players are poor. The players are quality but today we had a poor performance. I think these players will come back in a different shape after the international break and hopefully we have not many injuries and then there is still the transfer market that we have to deal with until Thursday. But we have to not panic as well, just today was a dramatic performance. I have not seen us for a long time like that.’

The questions didn’t end there though.

Pressed specifically for what went wrong.

‘Everything. I think from the first to the last minute we were not at the level requested for such a game and not physically, not technically, not mentally were we at the level and we were punished and that`s basically it. You can of course analyse the chances we gave away, but I just think overall that the performance was not at the requested level.’

With the reactions of the fans, Wenger was again asked about him admitting uncertainty over his future hadn’t helped last season.

‘But last season I said that after 30 games, now we have played three games. We have played one home game and two away games. I believe in our two first games we were quite good, our performances were good, but today the performance was not acceptable at that level.’

He was asked if he could remember an Arsenal side being so comprehensively outplayed like that before.

‘My memory is not big enough, but it`s true that today we were an easy opponent for Liverpool.’

He sidestepped questions about the future’s of the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Shkodran Mustafi, saying he wasn’t interested in answering those sorts of questions after a game like that.

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