Arsenal looking to bounce back from “Anfield accident” against Manchester United
The Gunners can go top of the Premier League by beating the Red Devils this evening, with Arsene Wenger looking for a reaction from his players
February 12th, 2014
Arsenal were left shell-shocked on Saturday as Liverpool raced into a 4-0 lead within twenty minutes, with the Gunners having no answer to Brendan Rodgers’ team who eventually ran out 5-1 winners.
Arsene Wenger has described the performance as an “accident” and has called on his team to show their title credentials by putting the Red Devils to the sword, with Manchester United sitting down in seventh following a defeat at the Britannia Stadium and a 2-2 draw at home to Fulham.
“It’s normal that people raise this kind of question,” the manager said. “But we have always maintained a certain level. We have lost some championships, we have won as well some championships when the others lost it. The professionalism of the players?
“I have guarantees that they will give their best until the end of the season. If somebody is better than us, we have to accept it. But at the moment we are in a very interesting position and it is a long way to go.
“Two weeks ago, Manchester City were unstoppable, so it changes quickly. Everybody plays Champions League, so everybody can drop points. It is just down to our belief and how well we respond.
“It is always a disappointment to lose a game but I think it was an accident because we have been very stable defensively and we have to treat it like that. We have just been on a 10-game unbeaten run. You cannot consider one game as the trend, the pattern of our season. A successful season is decided by how you respond.”
Meanwhile, David Moyes appears to be feeling the pressure after a tense press conference on Monday where the Scot was in no mood to elaborate on his answers. However, he believes that his Manchester United team can reproduce the level that saw them beat the Gunners at Old Trafford earlier in the season.