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Wenger To Blame For Long, Dramatic, Dreadful Loss

Wenger To Blame For Long, Dramatic, Dreadful Loss

Following our third humiliating battering at the hands of a title rival this season Arsene Wenger has taken full blame for this latest debacle, yet appears perplexed why this keeps happening.

Much like the tonking we got from Liverpool a earlier this year Arsenal`s attempts to close the gap on a rival were doomed in the first ten minutes, and much like the interviews and press conferences following those other big defeats, Arsene has called for the team to respond in the right way.

'We have to think deeply about because it is not the first time [it's happened]', Wenger said on Arsenal.com. 'It all went wrong and I take full responsibility. It is my fault that we failed completely today because we did not turn up."

'We felt we prepared properly, but we did not turn up, so it is puzzling. After 20 minutes, it was game over and it became a long afternoon, a long dramatic, dreadful afternoon. There is not a lot more I could say, you could blame and blame but it does not help."

'That is the most disappointing thing, that we were never in the game. This is puzzling because we were shocked and knocked down basically without feeling you have had a chance."

'What is important now is we show we have the capacity to respond, despite that disappointment, on Tuesday night.'




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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Monday March 24 2014
Time: 2:40PM

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Remember, Arsene Wenger has never, and will never, single out any individual for public criticism and always protect his players in public. Hence he accepted full responsibility to shield his demoralised players from further public bashings. You can almost heard what Arsene Wenger had told his players: "It is up to you all to convince me to sign the contract extension. I leave at season-end as I can't motivate nor coached you all to another level. 6-3 loss to Abu Dhabi City is a happenstance. 5-1 loss to Liverpool is a coincidence. 6-0 loss to Chelski proved I can't coached you all. Losses to Abu Dhabi City and Everton will prove beyond any doubt that I had lost the dressing room. I will leave a firm foundation behind for the next manager who can bring this TEAM to the next level. I can't ... adieu."
Merlion96
24/03/2014 15:14:00
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That'd be noble Merlion, I don't think there's much chance of it happening though.
shewore
24/03/2014 15:24:00
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Perhaps he should ask Schürrle what the problem is. Better still, he can just read what the Chelsea players were briefed to do by Mourinho.
Wyn Mills
24/03/2014 15:24:00
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SPECIALIST OF FAILURE!!!!
austriablue
24/03/2014 15:27:00
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Shewore, that was more or less what he said "leaving a frim foundation for the next manager" in 2009 after that shellacking at shareholder meetings ... and he also said "... it is up to the players to convince to sign the contract extension" ... before he signed the previous contract extension. If he does not win the FA Cup, there are plenty of fans who will remember what he said in 2009 "give me more time and we should win a piece of silverware within 2 years". If we do not win tomorrow, or win all our remaining home games, Emirates will turn poisonous and the worse scenario will be Arsenal fans will do another "Terry Neill" public demonstration against Wenger.
Merlion96
24/03/2014 15:35:00
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So we beat Swansea and all is back well again?

Our problem is not in beating those teams below us, it's in beating those above us and yet again Wenger has fallen short in a big game.

The players didn't cover themselves in glory but you look at the 11 we had out there and you would have to say that there is some mental issue there as to how we cant be a good but limited Chelsea side.

Wenger should consider his position and how he has justified to the board that he is the man to take us forward is beyond me.

Galway Gooner
24/03/2014 15:39:00
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GG, that's right, tomorrow night isn't a chance to put it right (as Arteta's inferred), but it's the only chance they've got at the moment. Merlion, I know, but I don't think he will leave.
shewore
24/03/2014 15:44:00
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It is mysterious, and annoying, to lose games big like that. If we were ****, it'd be fine - but we are not, we are a very good side and strong squad, chasing for the title. So the big losses to L'pool/City/Chelsea are so hard to understand.
damiano_tommassi
24/03/2014 15:52:00
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GG ... one step at a time after recovering from a mugging. #1 - take a baby step in beating Swansea. #2 - remain unbeaten against Abu Dhabi City #3 - go and beat Everton #4 - and continue to win the remaining 5 games. That is KPI for Arsene Wenger as proof he can take us forward by winning 7 out 8 remaining games plus winning the FA Cup. I had a bad feeling that 6-0 battling had broken Wenger and made up his mind for him that he can't continue no more at Arsenal FC. Winning FA Cup is his swansong.
Merlion96
24/03/2014 15:53:00
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Merlion - and would Wenger leaving be that bad a thing? He's been great in that he's kept us in the top four during a very difficult period when we had to sell our best players and had limited transfer funds available but we've had a lot of cash in the bank now for the past 3-5 years and no real signs that he's able to take the team on. His mind-set has to shift significantly in order for us to win the league, at 67 is he really that likely to change so dramatically?
Galway Gooner
24/03/2014 16:02:00
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