Wenger shoulders blame for United defeat


Arsene Wenger says that the defeat to Man Utd on Saturday, when the Gunners went down 3-1, is something he takes responsibility for, despite the individual errors that gave the visitors goal scoring chances.

Laurent Koscielny struggled in his third game in six days, and fellow centre-half Shkodran Mustafi made a big mistake for the second goal.

However, the manager refused to point fingers despite being given the opportunity to do so after the game.

“Look, I am not here to especially blame people,” he said. “I am blaming nobody, I am blaming myself as always.

“I just say, I want Arsenal to win. When the performance is of that quality, we have to be efficient. We are in this job to be efficient, you know.

“So I blame first myself.”

As for what he wants from his side in the wake of the defeat, the Frenchman urged them to react with anger after dominating United in general play.

“I believe the result has to make us angry and even more determined,” he continued.

“If I am a player, and I think with what we produced, we have a huge potential, and we lose the game, we cannot accept that.

“De Gea is an outstanding goalkeeper and I don’t want to take anything away. But we had situations, despite De Gea, where we should have scored.

“We have lost games here against Man United where we didn’t deserve anything.

“But what makes you angry is that you produce that performance and in the end you have nothing to show for it.”

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