Arsene Wenger: Arsenal were only ‘really’ beaten by Liverpool

Arsene Wenger claims that Liverpool have been the only side to "really" beat Arsenal so far this season

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: Arsenal FC

Arsene Wenger has claimed that Liverpool have been the only side to “really” beat Arsenal so far this season.

The Gunners have failed to find form against the Premier League’s top teams this season, with Wenger’s men suffering comprehensive defeats at Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea, as well as a 1-0 reversal at Manchester United.

At Liverpool we were outplayed on the day and there’s not a lot to say

Arsene Wenger

However, despite the manner of their 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea last weekend, Wenger feels that the 5-1 defeat at Anfield was the only loss in which they were comprehensively beaten.

“The only game for me where we were really beaten was at Liverpool,” said Wenger. “The rest is a bit more coincidence going negatively together.

“At Chelsea the game was over after 10 minutes. At Liverpool we were outplayed on the day and there’s not a lot to say.

“But one week later we beat Liverpool and no one says there is a gap there between the two teams.

“You have to accept that it is not always as simple as that in the game. You play 10 times against the same team and every time it’s a different game.”

Wenger, whose side host Manchester City on Saturday, added: “Sometimes when you lose like we did at Chelsea, even if you don’t win the next game at least don’t lose it. That’s what we have done.

“Of course because we are in a period where we needed the points, it’s disappointing. But most of the time it’s like that.”

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