‘They took benefit of our insecurity’, says Arsene Wenger after humbling defeat to Manchester Metropolis


Arsene Wenger admitted his aspect have been low on confidence as Arsenal succumbed to a second Three-Zero defeat in 4 days to Manchester City.

The Gunners were torn apart by the Manchester club in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday and couldn’t enhance on their dropping margin once they confronted the Residents within the league on the Emirates Stadium.

The Premier League leaders blew their north London opponents away in a scintillating first-half show which noticed them rating all three objectives.

Bernardo Silva’s lovely curling effort gave the guests an early lead earlier than David Silva doubled their benefit after expertly ending off a free-flowing Metropolis assault.

Simply earlier than the break, Leroy Sane tucked away Kyle Walker’s low cross to all however finish the competition.

The second-half didn’t have an enormous quantity of motion however Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his tame penalty saved by Ederson in one more dismal recreation for Arsenal this season.

This was the primary time Arsenal have conceded three first-half objectives at house in Premier League historical past and Wenger recommended his aspect’s “soft” defending was answerable for the Metropolis strikes.

He mentioned: “I feel it was a recreation with a crew of high quality and filled with confidence in opposition to us who have been low on confidence.

“I knew earlier than the sport the primary half can be troublesome for us after what occurred on Sunday and we would have liked at the least to be stage at half-time.

“They took benefit of our insecurity.

“I do not wish to take something away from their particular person high quality, however it was smooth defending on our aspect.

“We’re going through a difficult period, they’re going through a period where all goes well for them.”

Victory sees Pep Guardiola’s aspect restore their lead on the prime of the desk to 16 factors as they take one other step in the direction of the 2017/18 league title. 

Metropolis now have 82 Premier League objectives this season and have already surpassed their complete of 80 from final season.

And the Spaniard was filled with reward for his aspect’s ruthlessness in entrance of objective. 

Guardiola mentioned: “It was so vital at the moment, so so vital. We’ve one other step ahead. With each recreation we win, it (the title) is nearer.

“Three or 4 photographs on course and we scored three objectives.”