Wenger: Kane made the difference


Arsene Wenger was disappointed by his side’s attacking play as the Gunners lost 1-0 to a dominant Sp*rs at Wembley.

The Gunners were limp in the final third until the last ten minutes when substitute Alexandre Lacazette could have nicked a point with two chances. By that point the home side had squandered a number of chances to kill the game.

After the match, Wenger spoke to BT Sport and accepted that his players were below par.

On the performance and result…

I felt in the first half we missed three or four opportunities on the counter-attack. At that level it’s difficult to swallow, always the final ball.

We contained them to very little. Once they scored you could see that we were wobbling for a while and they could have scored one or two more.

In the last ten minutes we should have come back to 1-1. Overall, it was a game where the first goal played a big part, unfortunately, we conceded it on a header. Kane made the difference. That’s what he’s about.

On whether he was unhappy with Kane’s challenge on Koscielny when he scored…

I’ve seen it [the replay], it’s nothing. Just good centre-forward play, I’ve not complaints. We can only look at ourselves on that.

On the chances to equaliser…

In the first half we had plenty of opportunities where you’d expect better final balls from us.

On Arsenal top four chances…

It means just that it will be more difficult. We have to fight for it as long as we have a chance. But of course, this was a game that we couldn’t lose today.

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