“That is what our game is all about, possession, but also dynamic-wise we should do much better, with the tempo and the speed”, said Mertesacker, who turned 31 on Tuesday.
Wenger rarely raises his voice with the players, but they were left in no doubt during their usual debrief at London Colney that he expects them to raise their standards following the shocking nature of the defeat.
“We learn from victory and we learn from defeat”, he said. “The disappointment is that it’s happened before”.
Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea’s Premier League title defence is not being ripped apart by dressing room rifts.
When pressed to respond to Mourinho’s comment that there was only one Premier League manager not under pressure, Wenger curtly replied: “Look, stop that story or we stop the press conference”.
Prior to that Wenger covered a variety of topics in his press conference. ‘Per is always there to help me out. I don’t know, but it’s a bit early to come to any conclusions. Was I right or wrong. “I never criticised that”. He is able to play for me against Arsenal. The fans were frustrated about the team selection.
FAN PROTESTS: Supporters from all 20 Premier League clubs will combine at this weekend’s games to protest about the cost of ticket prices. “Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson are other types I think”, van Gaal was quoted as saying by goal.com on Thursday.
“You make decision because you have more information than I have and it is exactly the same in my job”, said Wenger as he touched on the Ospina/Cech debate.
The England worldwide has appeared to be one of the brightest spots for the Manchester United side, going on to score his first goal of the season during the Red Devils’ midweek Champions League clash against Wolfsburg. He coldly glared at the journalist before asking “have you another question?” and embarking on a rant about the media.
“We dominated the game, but we defended poorly from set-pieces and it cost us dearly”.
Calum Chambers says Germand World Cup winning centre back Per Metersacker is “always there to help me out”.
Sunday sees the north Londoners measure up against Manchester United, who sit top of the table after seven games.
If the truth be told here in the Football Transfer Tavern, our resident Arsenal supporters are feeling rather down having witnessed a horror show of a performance against Olympiakos on Tuesday night in the Champions League. “They don’t analyse well”, he said. We only have ourselves to blame for conceding them and now we have to rest, work harder, and then on Sunday come back and have a good game.