Arsene Wenger had an interesting transit through Liverpool Lime Street after the 5-1 thumping by Liverpool on the weekend. The Arsenal manager was humbled again in Liverpool as he suffered the slight embarrassment of the Wenger Wipeout where he looked a bit like a deer on ice. Thankfully and most importantly the boss was ok and shook off the fall.
Talking about the one-sided Liverpool match, which was the first Gunner loss after a run of 10 unbeaten games, Wenger felt the 5-1 loss at Anfield was an anomaly and should be taken in the context of the whole season. He feels his team have shown their superior powers of resiliency this season and that they can bounce back from heavy defeats and go on long consecutive game winning streaks – meaning they have the required credentials to win the title.
As the Official Arsenal Website reported, “It’s always a disappointment to lose a game,” Wenger said. “But I think it was an accident because we have been very stable defensively and we have to treat it like that.
“We’ve just come back from a 10-game unbeaten run. You cannot consider one game as the trend or the pattern of our season. It’s an accident, not a welcome [one] of course, a very disappointing one but a successful season is decided by how you respond to that. “We tend always to forget how good we are when we are not successful. It’s important that we remind them [the team] we have done very well until now and we have worked very hard to be in that position.
“I love this group of players. They deserve success and I think they will respond in a very positive way.”
Well the good news is that Arsenal are able to get right back on the horse to put things right as they face Man United in the League tonight at 19.30 at the Emirates Stadium followed up with another home match vs Liverpool in an FA Cup tie on Sun 16th Feb at 16.00 where the Gunners can gain revenge over Liverpool which is a dish best served cold and also will knock your opponents out of the FA Cup.