Arsenal must ‘go back to basics’ after QPR loss, admits Wenger
Arsène Wenger says his side must “go back to basics” after their disappointing 2-1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday
Arsène Wenger has admitted Arsenal must “go back to basics” after the Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat by Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday.
The loss ended Arsenal’s eight-game unbeaten run in the league which had seen Wenger’s side leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur into third place.
Arsenal welcome title-chasing Manchester City to The Emirates next Sunday – and Wenger has called on his side to make a big improvement on their defensive display.
“We have to take the distance with that and put things into perspective,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website.
“We have to go back to basics; that means to win football games and win your fights first.
“We have to play like we do. It is disappointing to lose a big run in the way that we did it here. At the end of the day the result does not lie.
“The focus was missing a little bit and the way we conceded the goals [was disappointing]. I felt that we lacked something, I do not deny that.
“We have been consistent recently and you have to give credit to the team. But in this game we were poor and we were not good enough.”
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