There aren’t really any excuses for losing at home in the FA Cup to an outfit as shambolic as Blackburn Rovers but this Arsenal team seem to thrive on testing the patience and loyalty of even the most ardent supporters with performances so tawdry they’d shame even the most hungover pub team.
Speaking after the game about what he’d witnessed from his squad, Arsene Wenger’s accepted that the 90 minutes was far from acceptable.
“I do not want go too too much into detail but I believe we were really guilty on the goal.
“Not one defeat is acceptable. You are in this job to win every single game,” he continued.
“It is very painful and very disappointing to lose a game like that. What is important now is to focus on the next one.”
Having missed out on another trophy the boss also accepted that the fans were well within their rights to voice dissatisfaction.
“I can understand it [the boos]. You do not want your fans to be happy when you lose at home to Blackburn when the team has one shot on goal.
“I leave all the headlines and the definite thinking to you. Football is much more unpredictable than that and I believe that 16 years without losing against a lower league team (casually forgetting losses against Burnley and Ipswich), no one has done it so that means up until now the record has been quite good.
“It is very disappointing that the two defeats have happened in the same season (remembering Bradford at least) but I prepared these two in the same way that I did in the 16 years before. If you lose a game people will be very unhappy, I am as well, don’t you worry.”
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