Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the validity of both the goals Manchester City scored in the 2nd half of their clash on Sunday to secure a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium. The Frenchman has also rued the fact that they have lost two matches in a row after taking the lead in both of them.
Arsenal took the lead against Man City through Theo Walcott in an excellent first-half display, but the visitors were completely outplayed in the second half by Pep Guardiola’s men. City came back from 0-1 down to win the match 2-1 with Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling scoring the goals, but Arsene Wenger felt that both of those goals should have been ruled out.
"I feel we dropped physically in the second half. In the first
"The two goals are two offside goals and in a game of that
"The second one is five yards offside. The first one is still offside. But what can I do? We have to live with that. We have to look at ourselves and
It was Arsenal’s second defeat in a row after they lost to Everton on Tuesday night. Against Everton also, Arsenal
"It's a shame because in the two games we were 1-0 up and we lost the two games 2-1. But we were quite in control and in the second half we suffered after their first goal for 20-25 minutes," he added.
"Same result-wise but it was not exactly the same pattern. On Tuesday night we conceded two goals from headers. It's difficult as well because we've played four games out of five away from home, with a very short recovery from Saturday to Tuesday after we played away to Basel, you could see today physically the second half was a bit more difficult," Wenger added.
With the loss, Arsenal
"It's a horrible week but it's part of the season as well. Unfortunately what is horrible is on the schedule we knew it was a difficult week because we had the Champions League game before that but we were controlling both games and that's difficult. But the mentality is strong and we have to respond now."