Arsene Wenger: We Lost A Game We Couldn’t Afford To

By The Editor
on 10th February 2018

Arsene Wenger seems to admit defeat in top four race…


 

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Arsene Wenger seemed to admit defeat in our race to reach the top four after we lost the north London derby at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

We trailed Spurs by four points before kick-off, and Wenger publicly stated before the game that defeat was unthinkable if we’re to have a hope of reaching the top four.

The performance didn’t match the occasion and after Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead, we capitulated and should’ve lost by a more humbling margin.

It leaves us seven points off the top four and given our wretched away record, one would imagine that our hopes of breaking back into the Champions League are over – at least through the Premier League.

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“It means that it will be more difficult,” Wenger told BT Sport after being asked where this leaves us.

“We have to fight for it as long as we have a chance. But, of course, this is a game that we couldn’t afford to lose.”

It sounds rather defeatist from Wenger, and one would hope that he sees the Europa League as our most important competition for the remainder of the season.

Such is the makeup of the Premier League that it’d take a catastrophe of epic proportions to see us slump below our current position of sixth in the table.

For a club of our stature, we’ve reached rock bottom.

Our only ray of light is now the Europa League.

 

source: BT Sport


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