Arsene Wenger hardly even bothered to make excuses for last night’s humiliation by AC Milan in last night’s Champions League match. There is little hope of Arsenal coming back from the 4-0 defeat and Wenger is obviously worried about getting the players back into a confident mood ahead of this weekends FA Cup match at Sunderland.
Wenger said: “The pitch was a disaster, but our performance was at the level of the pitch. It was a shocking result and a shocking performance. It’s a night never to forget. It was our worst night in Europe. We made mistake after mistake and were punished, and deservedly so.
“We were never in the game. We were very poor offensively and defensively. It was shocking to see. It’s our worst performances in Europe by far. Not one moment in the 90 minutes were we really in the game.
“We had to chase the game and open our game up and we were caught by balls over the top. It’s difficult to analyse. It’s better not to talk too much, to analyse with a cooler head and regroup for the next game.
“We will focus on our next games. It’s a disaster, but the season is not finished. We have a very big game on Saturday against Sunderland and it’s a good opportunity to show we have the mental strength and character to respond after such a shocking defeat.”
I can never honestly remember Wenger ever being so critical of the team, even after the 8-2 defeat by Man United he had a few excuses at hand. But today, he can’t blame anyone but the team he team he raised, coached and persuaded us were good enough to beat Milan….