Arsene Wenger on the game and Johan Djourou’s injury

Last night Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup by Manchester United after Fabio and Rooney scored the vital goals.

Speaking after the game, Arsene Wenger explained how they couldn’t score goals after controlling the game and how United got their goal by being clinical which made it easier for them to play on the counter and how subconsciously he believes that Tuesday’s defeat had a part to play with the team suffering from low confidence.

The manager admitted they weren’t dominated but lost to a side that was clinically better and added that things aren’t going Arsenal’s way at the moment as he didn’t blame the effort put in by the players.

With the premier league the only trophy left for Arsenal to win, Arsene Wenger was positive that they can win the title as he said that it is now a test of the metal strengths of the team.

Johan Djourou also got injured during the game after Sagna collided with him. Arsene Wenger confirmed that he has a dislocated shoulder that will see him ruled out for the rest of the season.

After the game, Arsene said:

“We had good control of the game. Manchester United had very few chances, they scored with almost their first attempt on goal. After that, we put them in a position they like to be [in] – on the counter attack. They are strong and they are clinical in front of goal. In the second half we had a good opportunity to come back to 1-1 and two minutes later it was 2-0. As long as you cannot come back to 2-1, they are comfortable. In the end, I cannot fault our effort.

Things do not go our way at the moment. We have to keep going, support each other and come back strong. It was a strange game, we put a lot of effort in. At the moment, every goalkeeper against us is Man of the Match. I still believe, subconsciously, the disappointment of Tuesday night has played a part today. You could see something has gone, not in our effort or our attitude, but confidence wise.

We were not outplayed today but we were punished by a team who were more clinical than us.

I believe that we can do it. It is a good test for us now, to show that we can regroup, show our mental strength and respond quickly. We have a week without a midweek game, that is the first time for a long time. Unfortunately, we lost Johan Djourou for the rest of the season. [He has a] dislocated shoulder. His season is over.”

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7 Responses to Arsene Wenger on the game and Johan Djourou’s injury

  1. Steve1 says:

    At the time of Arsenal to pull up the socks for the trophy;injuries are increasing! Am sure we are ending again with nothing in this season!

  2. William says:

    Yes, it’s same old same old. If we don’t win anything at the end, Wenger will keep praising his squad and say the team are very strong so next season will be Arsenal’s season.

    Look at Diaby and Denilson last night. Those two players already create problems for our side. It was like we were playing with 9 men against 13. Denilson did not defend and Diaby kept losing the ball.

  3. Arsene Wenger on the game and Johan Djourou's injury « redgunners…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  4. eastmond says:

    before arsenal can claim tittles we need to clear all the imbeciles that call them selves players to watcch.most especially in our defense we need to adjust and look for a well standardize defender not all this asshole call them selves arsenal defenders,a person like stupid koncieny,modafucker diaby, asshole denilson.by doing this i promise something we come out of it,but by not doing this i promise 10yrs to this time there is nothing for arsenal.

  5. eastmond says:

    eastmond:our coach need to spend,that is the only solution.

  6. MikE says:

    I have a sneaking feeling that next season Kos could play holding midfield. He can tackle, block, run AND pass the ball.

    Then we can get in an imposing cb to play with either Ver or Djou.

    For the rest of this season (what’s left of it for us….) we could well see Song at CB after losing our best defender of late to injury.

  7. kunle says:

    we must put in our very best for the remaining games.we must win this one.

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