Wenger before the end? “This is my smallest concern”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 20: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on January 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Arsenal defeated clearly in the final of the League Cup Manchester City 3-0. Team manager Arsène Wenger faced great criticism after the disappointing performance of his team.

“There’s a reason why City dominates the league, I’m a bit surprised how some people have analyzed this game, it sounds like we lost to a bad fifth-tier side,” the Frenchman protested. Echo and added: “We are not satisfied with our performance.”

Already on Thursday, the two teams meet again – but then in the Premier League. Only with a threesome can the Londoners maintain a residual chance on the Champions League places. Currently, Arsenal are ten points behind fourth-placed Tottenham. “The top four are still our goal, I want us to be focused and enter the game as a closed team, we want to give the answer on the field and win the game,” said Wenger.

In the process, the 68-year-old admitted that he had to “use the decisive situations in our favor”: “In the final we acted too timidly.” A picture that Arsenal did not show for the first time this season. Criticism is increasing in the capital, also at the work of the team manager.

Wenger wants to continue to improve

For a long time Wenger was considered untouchable in his post. But after failing achievements and above all because of its restrained transfer politics the Frenchman is counted more and more. A premature retirement at the Gunners, which he trained in 1996, is always in the room.

“Honestly, that’s my last concern at the moment,” said the coach, slightly annoyed. “My job is to get performance and results, other people’s job is to judge me, I try to be a better coach than I did five years ago, and my efforts and dedication are definitely there,” said Wenger.

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