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Awful Arsenal Deserved Defeat

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims the Gunners deserved to lose based on their poor performance, and who could disagree?

Arsene's army fell to their first league defeat of the season, as Boro put on a display that more than deserved the 2-1 score line they finished with. The performance was rather alarmingly reminiscent of our away form of the last 2 seasons.

Wenger was far from pleased.'We lost the game because we deserved to lose it,'' said Wenger. 'It's that simple. Middlesbrough were sharper in the fight.'

'We missed the start of the game by giving them too much room and it cost us a penalty. From then on, it was down to us being a little bit jaded physically. It was our fourth away trip on the trot.'

'We gave absolutely everything to come back. We lacked creativity, sharpness in our passing, so therefore we were not dangerous enough to come back into the game.

'They defended well, Credit to them, they were sharper than us and you could see, once we were 1-0 down, if we did not come back before half-time, it would be difficult.''




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 10 2007

Time: 5:44PM

Your Comments

We deserved to lose but it was the way we lost that was the problem. i can take defeat when we deserve it, but also battle, but I cannot take it if we play with no heart. We have Rvp, Flamini and Diaby back now so we should gat a draw at least against Chelsea
Goofle
In a way a dose of reality is not altogether bad. We knew going into the last couple of matches that we would lack a creative edge but I would have expected a little more defensive security. Sadly Toure had one of his poorer games for us and Diarra wasn't able to maintain the promise of his earlier appearances. An early winter blip isn't unusual for us and hopefully we can begin to put it behind us as some key players start to return.
Amos.
Worst performance by us all year. How many times did the midfield give the ball away??? Expected more from Rosicky and co. Everyone looked tired and beaten after 5 min. Would have swopped Eduardo for Alliadiere today!
darinb007
I hope LD is ok, uncharacteristic of him to miss out on his usual match report. I was looking forward to reading his take on our performance.
prits
Boro Have A Habit Of Doing This...Just Ask Chelski...Just A Blip For Arsenal....
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