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Arsene Looking For Some Bouncebackability

Arsene Looking For Some Bouncebackability

It`s never nice to lose a game, but when that game is a home match …. Against Chelsea …. By virtue of two absolute gifts of goals to The Blues that makes it a little more painful than usual.

However Arsenal gaffer, Arsene Wenger is confident his squad will bounce back from our first league defeat of the season.

Speaking with the club`s official website Le Boss said "The players are very frustrated. They have a great attitude, they are very disappointed,"

"I can understand that. But I think we will recover from it. It can happen in the season, but they are disappointed because they lost a game they should not have lost."

The nature of the goals was also not lost on the Frenchman, he knows full well a title challenging team can not gift goals away in such a manner to any team, let alone a team we should be considering rivals.

"I thought we were a bit passive on both goals, and we have to be active. You do not play many times away from home and score from two set pieces the way they did today - that is for sure," he said.

"We played against a good side but they had three shots on goal and the two goals they scored, with my best will I cannot say they were fantastic goals. They are goals you have to stop."

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday October 1 2012
Time: 11:14AM


Well, it his job to lift the players and ensure they do bounce back, otherwise, it will be one long season of "same old, same old". I thought when you drill defensive tactics into a group, they should all have the drill in focus, no matter who is playing. On Saturday, it showed that the main organizer is Mertesacker and his absence left a gap in set piece situations. Not putting down Kos, but maybe he let the weight of expectation to carry out the set pieces drill to perfection affect him. He tried to mark and organize at the same time, with a couple of unfamiliar personnel. He will need a run of games to be back to his best.
01/10/2012 12:58:00
there are no gifts.... only poor defending. unfortunately, over the 90mins, Chavski were the better team..... thought seeing Arsenal turn into a desperate Stoke City or some Allardyce team in the 2nd half was a little sad...
01/10/2012 15:38:00
Shut up spuddie, that's why both Cazorla and Giroud had 2 great chances in final few minutes both from good passes on the ground? Chelsea were well organised and their attacking players worked hard to close us down so I'll give them credit for that. They created little from open play tho and Cech kept them in it with some decent saves along with our bad finishing. There isn't much to separate the teams whichever way you look at it and I can't see them finishing that far apart in the league come the end of the season. Szczesny would have done better with the second Chelsea goal so his return would be an welcome boost.
01/10/2012 16:29:00
Agree with Naija. Mertesacker's organizing abilities have been overlooked for far too long. He may not be the most robust of centre halves but is one intelligent one. He knows where to be but more importantly, where others need to be.
01/10/2012 16:54:00
most chasing teams should get chances in the final few minutes, by taking huge risks and leaving acres for counter-attacks.... overall, Arsenal were quite predictable for Chavski and played with little imagination or flair after Diaby left. some positives: didnt concede from open-play, Gibbs and Jenkinson (as a pair) look as good as Santos and Sagna.
01/10/2012 17:21:00
Yeah but we created those chances from good passing and movement not by bombarding the opposition box with high balls as you seem to think. Gibbs is a lot better than Santos and Sagna may struggle to get back in the team the way Jenkinson is playing.
01/10/2012 17:26:00
Jenkinson has been a relevation so far this season. He's clearly picking up some good habits in training withquality players. I do wonder whether he's becoming a better option for us than Sagna. His crossing is certainly a notch above.
Wyn Mills
02/10/2012 14:04:00
youre right, you didnt create much at all with the Allardyce plays employed most of the was in the few short-passing plays with midfielders & forwards interchanging that created the best chances.. Chavski looked more assured most of the match, Arsenal looked labouring after Diaby left especially.
02/10/2012 18:11:00
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