Wenger laments ‘very bad week’ for Arsenal

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left to reflect on a “very bad week” after his side twice threw away games from a winning position.The Gunners missed their chance to secure early qualification for the Champions League last-16 when they squandered a commanding three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with a plucky Anderlecht at the Emirates Stadium in midweek.And Swansea City completed a nightmare five days for the north London outfit as they rallied back from a goal down to win 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium, a result which lifts the Jacks one point above Arsenal in the Premier League table.After a tightly-contested opening-half, Alexis Sanchez put the visitors in front before a sublime Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick and a late winner from substitute Bafetimbi Gomis handed Swansea a deserved three pointsAnd Wenger admits Wednesday’s disappointment against Anderlecht may have haunted his players in the crucial closing stages in Wales.“It has been a very bad week,” said the Frenchman.“We lost points against Anderlecht which were basically in the bag and today the same happened.“We were in control of this game at 1-0 and it’s very difficult to explain how we took the foot off the pedal, which allowed Swansea to get back into the game.“We are guilty of that and it’s frustrating.“But the players are winners, they want to win, and hopefully – thinking back on the game – they will realise what happened today.“I don’t question the mentality of my players, maybe it’s more of a confidence issue and maybe the result on Tuesday played a part in the final minutes here…I don’t know.”last_img read more