Date: 24th March 2014 at 2:41pm
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Following our third humiliating battering at the hands of a title rival this season Arsene Wenger has taken full blame for this latest debacle, yet appears perplexed why this keeps happening.

Much like the tonking we got from Liverpool a earlier this year Arsenal`s attempts to close the gap on a rival were doomed in the first ten minutes, and much like the interviews and press conferences following those other big defeats, Arsene has called for the team to respond in the right way.

‘We have to think deeply about because it is not the first time [it’s happened]’, Wenger said on Arsenal.com. ‘It all went wrong and I take full responsibility. It is my fault that we failed completely today because we did not turn up.”

‘We felt we prepared properly, but we did not turn up, so it is puzzling. After 20 minutes, it was game over and it became a long afternoon, a long dramatic, dreadful afternoon. There is not a lot more I could say, you could blame and blame but it does not help.”

‘That is the most disappointing thing, that we were never in the game. This is puzzling because we were shocked and knocked down basically without feeling you have had a chance.”

‘What is important now is we show we have the capacity to respond, despite that disappointment, on Tuesday night.’




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