Wenger Takes Positives From Defeat

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Some fans might not want to hear it, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was taking the positives from the overall performance against Manchester City at the weekend.

Suffering a three one defeat at the Etihad Stadium, Wenger had already bemoaned questionable decisions on the day, but he also held his hands up to a lack of a cutting edge from the side.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the game, Wenger explained.

‘I felt that we started well and after the bad spell for 20 minutes in the first half, in the second half we came back. We were always in the game and I believe honestly we were really unlucky. City are strong enough not to need that help and it`s very difficult to swallow today. I`m very, very disappointed.’

He went on to say.

‘We looked dangerous. In the first half every time we managed to get in their half we created dangerous situations and overall yes it`s disappointing…on top of that I felt that sometimes in our final ball we lacked a bit of touch or accuracy and we could not transform enough situations we had to score. We needed to be solid. We knew that we had to survive some moments where they had the ball and overall I felt that was alright, but we respected them a little bit too much maybe for 25 minutes in the first half and then the second half when we came out we looked always convincingly dangerous.’

With Lacazette making an impact off the bench and many questioning why he didn’t start the game, Wenger had praise for him.

‘Yes, he was superb and when he came on he gave us another option. But even in the first half I felt that it was more a case of providing better support up front. That was our problem.’

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