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

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

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
arsene wenger
Arsenal manager Arsène 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.”


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Rome Masters 2018
The Sport Review
Rome Masters 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Zverev to win No8 – and with it, No1 in the world
The Sport Review
Arsenal transfers: 10 targets Gunners could sign for defence in summer
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
10 players Chelsea could sign in the 2018 summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho sends clear message to Chelsea FC fans after FA Cup defeat
The Sport Review
Eden Hazard quiet on Chelsea FC future after FA Cup win
The Sport Review
Nemanja Matic tells Man United to make these signings this summer