Date: 22nd November 2015 at 3:04pm
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Arsenal missed the chance to go top of the table for the second successive league weekend after we were beaten at the Hawthorns by West Brom.

Despite the Baggies only mustering up one shot on target for the whole game, Arsenal contrived to throw it all away by losing 2-1 and even missed a late penalty to salvage a draw from the game.

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger labelled the defeat a “nightmare” and cited a “very very poor” defensive display as one of the major contributing factors.

“It was a bad afternoon, we missed a penalty, we gave a goal away on set-piece, that is perfect to make your afternoon a nightmare and we missed open goal chances. I believe that West Brom they were strong in the fight and they had one 100 per cent commitment as well and you have to give them credit for that.

But overall I felt it dropped a huge blow when we scored and we just had to make sure they didn`t come back with a easy goal and that is where we were disappointed today. But I cannot be mad at the team because they gave what they could until the last minute but we lost a bit of focus at 1-0 – at 35 minutes we were 1-0 up and then at 45 we were 2-1 down. Our defending on that level was very, very poor.”

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