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Wenger on Chelsea loss (AUDIO)

Wenger on Chelsea loss (AUDIO)


The second part of Grand Slam Sunday took a while to get going but despite Bacary Sagna's first ever goal for the club, Arsenal's title hopes suffered a severe dent as they crashed to their second defeat of the season.

With Manchester United's 3-0 win over Liverpool putting them in the ascendency, neither team could afford to slip up, alas it was the Gunners' who failed to take maximum advantage when Didier Drogba's double turned the game on its head, the first of which the Arsenal boss hotly disputes.

Arsene Wenger admitted the biggest winner of the day was Sir Alex Ferguson, as he opened up a 5 point gap from the now 2nd placed Chelsea, whilst his own title challenge seems to have faultered at a crucial hurdle as they find themselves without a win in five league matches.

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Writer:Lee
Date:Monday March 24 2008
Time: 12:54AM

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Time to dig up those old quotes and borrow some strength lol: "In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance." "If you are going through hell, keep going." "I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."
Lou the Gunneress
24/03/2008 01:35:00
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Unlucky lads, thought you were gonna sneak a win when sagna scored. I almost feel sorry for you 5points clear weeks ago. Wengers face after the game was once again memourable though. Well theres always next season lads as you guys so often says to us "spuds" lol The wheels on the bus are coming off, coming off, coming off. The wheels on the bus are coming off, your season again :)
HuddersfieldYiddo
24/03/2008 02:28:00
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6 minutes to hear the moaning frog, we lost because there was grass on the pitch and Drogba scored two goals, everyone knows this cannot happen against L Arse.
TeddyLyon
24/03/2008 08:18:00
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"Chelsea only scored from long balls". Well both Arsenal goals against Chelsea this season only came from defensive mistakes at corners. So what? In terms of chances, Chelsea deserved to win but Arsene and his packet of sweets can't admit it.
andleics
24/03/2008 08:58:00
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Seemed a pretty balanced summary to me. We lost because we lacked concentration, defensive strength and the composure to play our normal game in the final 20 -25minutes. He didn't criticise Chelsea - he acknowledged that we weren't able to deal with their tactics in the 2nd half. Chelsea won the game so their tactics must have been right. Even if the offside goal did help their cause.
Amos.
24/03/2008 12:34:00
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best team lost. As for Dogba a despicable chap
codbater
24/03/2008 12:37:00
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Out witted by the Toad man..LMAO!!!You should of played Van Persie..Oh wait he did play. Seriously he was kack and should of been subbed long before he was.
cockeril
24/03/2008 12:52:00
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I ask why Wenger gets away without the same questioning of his tactical and leadership qualities as does Avram Grant? ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ In all his years in charge of one of England's "biggest" clubs just how many trophies has he won? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How many seasons has he ignored the lack of footballing "men" in his teams? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~ Why, when it's obvious his team need a couple of steely players; a la Viera/Keown/Adams/Storey et al ~ he persists in believing the likes of Flamini/Toure/Gallas/Diaby/ Adebayor can deliver "man" size performances when called to do so? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~ Arsenal teams are infamous for wilting under pressure yet Wenger sits on his perch impervious to his and his teams fallibilities. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Whilst journos and Arsenal fans alike show just how little they understand, continually demonstrating their lack footy knowledge to ask Wenger the question? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ How long does he need to get it right? Forget the prettiness what about the steel to win? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~ Arsenal need another Viera and another Adams before they'll get to the next level. Such players don't appear overnight. You missed out on the types of players you need; Woodgate, Diarra(Real) ~ ~~~~~~~~~~ Will Wenger ever attain the next level? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I doubt it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Pantisocrates
24/03/2008 13:22:00
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Amos; A positive slant on what epitomises a lack of steel and desire to win. Yours are idealistic and perhaps viable excuses but not for 10 years or so? The next level has been a long time coming given such early successes. How much longer can you wait until Wenger gives steel and thorn to the roses? Will he ever pull it off?
Pantisocrates
24/03/2008 13:52:00
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How you could get out smarted by Avram is laughable. You looked second best all over, and Adeybayor is seriously off the boil. By the way it's not just about Manure loosing two games, it's also about you lot winning ALL your remaining games, tough call in your current run of form. the word freefall comes to mind.
AggressiveSpurs
24/03/2008 14:05:00
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