Wenger speaks about ‘nightmare’ against Liverpool

Punished

Arsene Wenger has hit out at his side after their draw with Liverpool and claimed that they could have been punished far more in the first half.

As it was, the Gunners came back into the game and managed to get a draw – even being a goal ahead in the second half, but Wenger has admitted side his side had a terrible first half and needed to do far more in order to be in contention for the game during it – and that they were lucky to get back in to it.

“To be completely honest it could have been game over at half-time,” Standard Sport report he said.

“We had a nightmare first half. We played too far from each other, [were] not compact enough, not composed enough.

“Overall by half-time we could have been punished more… I must give credit to the players because even at 2-0 we didn’t give in any weakness. We have shown great spirit and come back.

“What can you say? It was a fantastic game with quality going forward on both sides. Us more on quick combinations, them more on fantastic counter-attacking pace.”

Liverpool

As it was, Liverpool let Arsenal back into the game, and when you score three goals away from home against a top four rival, you’d think the three points were in the bag, but for Liverpool, that wasn’t the case, and the club ended up dropping points and making more work for themselves once again.

It seems there are several weak links in the Liverpool side, and it was Simon Mignolet that was the one who showed himself up against the Gunners, failing to save a shot that he should have – and yet again, more questions have been asked about the defence and the keeper – with Gary Neville claiming the Reds will not win the league with their current side.