Wenger blasts Arsenal mistakes; Alexis Sanches update

Adjust Comment Print

Arsenal have struggled in away games all season long and also failed to protect a 1-0 lead in the 2-1 loss at Watford and 1-1 draw at West Brom.

The Gunners took the lead through Hector Bellerin in the 52nd minute of the Premier League encounter, but then saw Callum Wilson peg them back 20 minutes from time.

The result means Arsenal have now won just two of their last nine league games and have suffered back-to-back defeats following last weekend's shock defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Alexis Sanchez, heavily linked with an exit from the Emirates, was left out of Arsenal's squad with manager Arsene Wenger saying before the game that a decision on his future was "imminent".

8 cool new car concepts and motor tech at CES 2018
Power outage causes attendees to evacuate Central Hall at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 2018. There's nothing more tragic than rows upon rows of blackened 4K HD TV displays.


If this is Arsenal without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, their fans ought to be very anxious about the future indeed. I think if you look again at the second goal we made many mistakes and that is what we paid for'.

Callum Wilson scored the first, taking advantage of poor keeping from Petr Cech who needlessly came off his line. Both of the hosts' goals came from some pretty suspect defending, with Rob Holding and Granit Xhaka failing to keep Bournemouth at bay for the second.

How significant is Arsenal's defeat to Bournemouth? Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Olivier Giroud are still sidelined, while Aaron Ramsey and Sead Kolasinac were on the bench after returning from injuries. With Liverpool smashing the "invincible" Man City side, we are now a massive 8 points behind the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams, and with Tottenham's 4-0 win yesterday the Spuds are now 5 points clear of us in 5th. "We worked incredibly hard, we had a game plan to make it uncomfortable for them and try to get after them". I am pleased for us to get the win today'. "The attitude of the players was strong".

Comments