The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea during the weekend was extremely unacceptable. Arsene Wenger saw his team defeated by two set piece goals in the match against Chelsea. This resulted in Arsenal losing the first match of the season. So far, they have made a great start to the season unlike in previous years when they had to pay a lot of price for going behind to early in the season. Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the first half, but Gervinho equalised for Arsenal just a few minutes before the break.
Arsenal were unable to hold on to the lead for much longer after Juan Mata extended the Chelsea lead in the second half through a wonderful freekick that appeared to take a small deflection of the defender Laurent Koscielny. Speaking after the match, the Arsenal manager has said that he is extremely disappointed to lose the match in such a way conceding two set piece goals. He has said that only they are to blame for the defeat. Arsenal did not manage to create a lot of opportunities in the final 10 min of the match, which was also disappointing for the Arsenal manager.
“It is unacceptable to give away goals like that in the big games. We can only blame ourselves. We lacked real authority and decisiveness at the back. I am deeply disappointed. We gave two cheap goals away, they had three shots on goal and scored two goals. Was it a mistake to leave out Per Mertesacker? Maybe. But we will never know. We cannot play the game again,” said the manager after the match. He has also said that the striker Olivier Giroud, who came on as a substitute, should have scored from a number of chances he had.