Arsene Wenger: Arsenal’s loss to Chelsea was traumatic for me

Arsène Wenger admits that he was left 'traumatised' by Arsenal's 2-0 loss to Chelsea at the start of October

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he was left traumatised by Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea earlier this month.

Goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa sent Wenger’s Gunners crashing to their first defeat of the Premier League season at Stamford Bridge just before the international break.

It was traumatic for me. The way we lost was very difficult to take

Arsene Wenger

Although Wenger has had time to reflect on the game, the Frenchman conceded that he found the manner of the loss difficult to swallow.

Wenger told beIN Sports: “I’ve watched the Chelsea game again and we were guilty of not taking the first chances which were there for us and guilty of making a defensive mistake on their goal, but there was very little between the two teams on the day.

“I think we came out angry and frustrated but also coming that we have an important part to play in this championship.

“We can only look at ourselves and think if we want to get something out of the big games we cannot afford to make the mistakes we made on the two goals.

“It was traumatic for me. The way we lost was very difficult to take. The quality of the team is to make the maximum with what you produce on the day and that’s where we failed.”


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