Wenger: Cheap goals cost us

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Arsene Wenger faced the BT Sport cameras after the 3-1 defeat at Anfield.

Here’s what he had to say about losing cheap goals, his decision to drop Alexis and more depressing stuff that sounds similar to other depressing stuff he’s said in the past.

On the performance…

We had problems to get into the rhythm of the first half. We haven’t played for a while and you could see it took us a while to get into the game. Overall, even though we were not completely at the races in the first half we conceded cheap goals, some direct balls from their goalkeeper…you don’t expect that in a game like that.

In the second half, we came well back and I think we had opportunities to come back, we responded well. ┬áThe first half it’s true, we didn’t perform at our level.

On dropping Sanchez…

Yes [he had an impact when he came on], but I felt as well that in the first half the strikers suffered from the fact we didn’t dominate the midfield. The second half was much easier, you could see that Welbeck and Giroud were much better in the second half than in the first. It’s always debatable that.

On Giroud being injured…

Yeah, he had some painkillers because he had a kick on his thigh in training and he got kicked again today.

On potentially missing out on Champions League qualification…

There’s a possibility to be in as well, so let’s focus on that.

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