Wenger: You cannot make mistakes like that

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Arsene Wenger says that it’s a mystery how Arsenal didn’t score more goals against Man Utd in tonight’s 3-1 defeat, but admits his team’s defeat is made all the more frustrating by the quality of the Gunners overall performance.

Arsenal had 33 shots on goal, 15 of them on target, and were denied more than once by an incredible performance from David de Gea, but errors for all three goals proved costly, leading to the end of a 100% home record this season.

Speaking afterwards, the manager said, “I think we didn’t start well at all at the back and we are guilty of that.

“Despite being 2-0 down we should have come back – we had enough chances. We produced excellent quality, but were not decisive enough.

“Psychologically it was a big blow to go 2-0 down so early on, especially at home. We were too on the edge mentally maybe, you cannot be in a game like that.”

As for not making more of the multitude of chances created, Wenger was asked if he had an explanation as to why his side didn’t score more.

“It was a mystery, yes,” he said, “but David de Gea was man of the match by a clear mile.

“We played well but there is nothing more frustrating when you have that quality of performance and nothing to show for it at the end.

“The attitude was impeccable until the end, but you cannot make the mistakes we made at the beginning.”

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