Arsenal were “really unlucky” claims Arsene Wenger

Not a good night for the Gunners boss.

Arsenal were “really unlucky” claims Arsene Wenger

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Glen Laidlaw

March 3rd, 2016

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger claimed that his side “were really unlucky” in last night’s surprise Premier League defeat at home to Swansea City.

Arsenal have now suffered defeat in three consecutive games, the first time this has happened in nearly six years. Indeed last evening’s defeat at the Emirates resulted in the North London side missing the chance to gain some ground on their main title rivals, Premier League leaders Leicester City the only side in the top four to manage anything from their midweek games.

The Gunners went into the lead through a Joel Campbell goal, however Swansea City fought back in valiant style and despite the hosts hitting the woodwork three times, it just wasn’t to be Arsenal’s night, especially so given that Petr Cech pulled his hamstring late in extra-time and won’t be playing any part in this weekend’s crunch match against title rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

“I believe we were really unlucky with our finishing and some decisions today,” Wenger said to reporters. “They had two shots on target and two goals.

“We stopped playing before the first goal because there was a foul on Mesut Ozil. There were hands around his neck and it should have been a free kick for us.

“We need to bounce back very quickly now.”

Next up for the Gunners is a hugely important encounter with second-placed Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are three points ahead of Arsenal and could storm into top-spot with a win this weekend.

 

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