Saturday, 22 March 2014

Wenger: "This defeat is my fault, I take full responsibility for it"

Arsene Wenger has taken full responsibility for the Gunner's 6-0 defeat at Chelsea today.

Arsenal were two goals down after seven minutes after conceding from Eto'o and Schürrle. Things went from bad to worse for Wenger's men as an Hazard penalty along with goals from Oscar either side of half time and a first goal for Chelsea for Salah sealed a record win for the home side against their north London rivals.

The match marked Wenger's 1,000th game as Arsenal manager.

Wenger told the BBC:
"This defeat is my fault, I take full responsibility for it. I don' t think there's too much need to talk about the mistakes we made.  
"We got a good hiding today. It's how we respond now on Tuesday night [against Swansea] and the best way is not to explain too much the mistakes. 
"Yes, of course it's one of the worst days [in my career].  
"It's over after 20 minutes and it's a long game after that. You don't prepare all week to experience that kind of experience."
There was a controversial sending off for Kieran Gibbs, who was wrongly red carded by referee Andre Marriner after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handled in the penalty area.

Wenger added:
"I believe it was handball but the referee hasn't seen it.  
"The ball went out and I think it's Chamberlain who touched the ball.  
"I don't know who gave indication to the referee that it was handball but he has certainly not seen it.  
"Of course. it's a huge disappointment today but we want to win the next game now."
The defeat leaves Arsenal in third position before the 3pm kick-offs, now nine points behind leaders Chelsea, with a game in hand. 

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