Mathieu Flamini urges Arsenal to ‘rectify’ setback ahead of Swansea clash
Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini urges the Gunners to make an immediate response to League Cup exit
Mathieu Flamini has urged Arsenal to rectify their League Cup exit ahead of their clash against Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott to injury before Ross Wallace fired the Owls into a first-half lead.
There is not much to say. Bad result, bad day. Now we have to rest and focus on the Premier League
Wallace turned provider for Wednesday’s second as Lucas Joao headed past Petr Cech and Sam Hutchinson added a third before half-time.
Arsenal’s League Cup exit was their first defeat in five games in all competitions after the Gunners had beaten Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
And Flamini issued a rally cry to his Arsenal team-mates following their Capital One Cup disappointment.
“It is one of the positive things, you can say, playing every three days, that we can make sure we rectify the direction,” Flamini told Arsenal’s website.
“We have another game in three days so we can make sure we win it, forget about this one and move forward in the Premier League.
“I think they played a good game. We started the game with two injuries in [the first 20] minutes which made it even worse.
“Today we faced a good team. There is not much to say. Bad result, bad day. Now we have to rest and focus on the Premier League.”
Arsenal are level on points at the top of the Premier League table with Manchester City after a 2-1 victory over Everton at The Emirates on Saturday evening.
The Gunners are defending FA Cup holders after beating Hull City and Aston Villa in back-to-back finals at Wembley.