Wenger: I will take positives from our defeat

Dear Supporter,

I think what is the most difficult thing to take from Saturday’s defeat against Manchester United is that we were the better team and we lost the game. We were in front and had a chance to score the second goal and got punished on two goals. It is beyond belief.

Overall I would like to keep the positives of the game because I believe that we can deal well with the disappointment of losing the game. We have a great future and we can be a real force. But of course, it’s difficult to accept going home from Old Trafford without any points.

Football is unpredictable but I believe in this team. We lack some calmness, maturity and experience at times because we conceded goals at a time when there was no need to panic. We assessed two situations badly.

In the first one, Wayne Rooney was in no position to score, so there was no need to panic. And on the second one as well when Abou Diaby scored an own goal. There was not one player of Man United around our players. So it’s a lack of communication and still a little bit I feel in these situations that we might be lacking a little bit of experience.

Even so we had opportunities to finish the game off. We had the chances to kill the game off at 1-0 and even had a chance to come back to 2-2.

As you would have seen, I was sent from the touchline at the end of the game because I kicked a bottle of water when Robin van Persie’s goal was disallowed. The fourth official called the referee and sent me off.

I didn’t kick the bottle because I thought William Gallas was not offside in the build-up to the goal, but because I was disappointed. I thought we had equalised.

Thanks for your continued support.

Arsène Wenger


93 Responses to Wenger: I will take positives from our defeat

  1. rico says:

    Thankfully no signings like Silvestre look likely JJ – and you are right, we have not lost any player who any of us a truly sad about πŸ˜‰

  2. rico says:

    Dog Poo JJ, Dog Poo, they have not been that good πŸ˜‰

  3. JonJon says:

    dear gaffer,

    you can kick bottles all day long for me and we were the better team…those histerics you gave me at the end of the game made me proud of you…

    well done sir…a PR success

  4. rico says:

    Just the usual email from the boss after the match, it’s good to share πŸ˜‰

  5. rico says:

    The Messiah kicks out – my hero πŸ™‚

    Arsene’s got his ‘bottle’ back πŸ˜›

  6. JonJon says:

    sorry rico..yes dog poo…

    i’ll put that with my other nice naughty phrase of horsey bum dribble.. πŸ˜‰

  7. JonJon says:

    SSN has just made the mother of all cock ups. they showed piccys of david james driving away and they forgot to fuzz over his number plate…

    Tut tut

  8. rico says:

    JJ πŸ˜‰

    Bet you are glad you are not at work ??

    Where is ave, I thought he would be about at such an exciting time πŸ˜‰ Many others are missing too 😦

  9. rico says:

    Share it JJ, share it πŸ˜›

  10. rico says:

    Tell you what I think shall I – if we are signing anyone, its already done! AW is taking the pee out of the press yet again and will announce them just after 5PM this evening, therefore encouraging them to question the legality of the transfer – he loves these kind of games πŸ˜‰

  11. JonJon says:

    i didnt take much notice rico but it started with a D… πŸ˜‰

    yes rico its nice just to relax for a day…especially on a day like today…

  12. JonJon says:

    that wouldnt be a bad shout rico…

    that would be a fun game to play..

  13. rico says:

    Another blog suggests that Matuidi has just passed his medical…

  14. rico says:

    Now I know you are fibbing JJ, no way, if you are the man that your portray on here, you will be far from relaxed πŸ˜‰

  15. JonJon says:

    hahaha…your right rico..the adrenelin is pumping…but id rather be where i am now than anyhere else…

  16. rico says:

    Hey JJ, did I tell you we just bought a new car? Its so funky πŸ˜›

  17. JonJon says:

    a rico-mobile..

    is it a pink VW??

  18. rico says:

    Me too, it would be great if we could all be in the same room, preferably with internet access, sky sports news and a bar – oh, and with a free tab πŸ™‚

  19. rico says:

    No JJ, a silver IQ2 cube πŸ™‚ Check it out on the Toyota site, its real funky πŸ˜›

  20. JonJon says:

    im sure that will happen one day rico…probably when we win the treble…we’ll all meet and get blathered…

  21. JonJon says:

    get you rico..moving on up in the world.. πŸ˜‰

    did you have to exchange your tractor or have you still got it??? πŸ˜†

  22. rico says:

    Ha ha, we still have the freelander, we need it to get the animals, suitcases and IQ in it πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    That treble won’t be that far away JJ, shall we all go to ave’s πŸ˜‰

  23. rico says:

    Dont you think its pretty funky JJ, we are going to call him Thomas πŸ˜›

  24. JonJon says:

    yes Aves house is perfect….hes been decorating so it should look nice and hes got a massive garden so we can have a barby… πŸ˜‰

    its funky rico…but i wouldnt call it thomas,it will always break down πŸ˜‰

  25. kelsey says:

    How do you get a personal e mail from Arsene, rico πŸ˜‰

  26. rico says:

    JJ, that is bloody funny, very funny – he is named after Thomas the Tank Engine, he looks like him from the front πŸ™‚

    Ave’s house it will be then, some time early June 2010 do you πŸ™‚

  27. JonJon says:

    thats perfect rico.. june 2010 it is

  28. JonJon says:

    rafa benitez has been charged by the FA for improper conduct after the spud came.. πŸ˜‰

    he’ll get a yellow card.. πŸ˜‰

    everythings gone quiet on the dudu front..

  29. rico says:

    That is just music to my ears about Benny Boy πŸ™‚

    kelsey – it goes goes to all members

  30. rico says:

    A storm is brewing between Croatia and England – I love it πŸ™‚

    Citeh don’t want an old vehicle, unless its part of a scappage deal πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    And I am getting the feeling that it’s going to same old same old Mr N O Body signed by us 😦

  31. rico says:

    I never really like Ruddock, but I do admire his honesty – its a good read


  32. rico says:

    I’m all alone now 😦

  33. rico says:

    Right you old tinkers – I am off to sulk ! 😦

  34. rico says:

    20 bloody minutes, and nothing !!

    Anton Ferdinand is going to spuds, hutton in exchange..

    I am so very down hearted, we have not strengthened our squad, and another difficult season looms 😦

  35. Irishgunner says:

    2 match ban for Eddie – wankers!!!!!!

  36. rico says:

    Just read that too Irish – wankers indeed 😦

  37. Irishgunner says:

    Surely it’ll be appealed and we’ll win?

  38. Irishgunner says:

    So nobody in 😦

  39. JonJon says:

    rico/irish…please-you mean masturbaters.. πŸ˜‰

    we’ll appeal…and i reckon weve signed someone…it wont be announced for a few hours but weve got someone..

  40. London says:

    We were on the naughty list πŸ˜₯

  41. rico says:

    I couldn’t spell it JJ, so I opted for easy word πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    One hour, if no-one announced, we have no-one to announce..

    Same old F-in old …. 😦

  42. Irishgunner says:

    Who Jon Jon? Matuidi.

    Do you know who I’d love to meet?

  43. rico says:

    Hi London – how do you feel about the ‘no additions’ like me, you were quite positive we would strenghten our squad..

  44. rico says:

    Food time for me, stay strong all πŸ˜‰

  45. JonJon says:

    i was only joking guys..there tossers…great big tossing tossers..

    just becuase its the deadline dont mean we aint got no one…

    remember gallasand arshavin…

    i think we have someone…the next few hours he will be announced… πŸ˜‰

  46. JonJon says:


    maldini?? πŸ˜†

  47. Irishgunner says:

    I’ll tell ye anyway:

    Platini – so I can kick him in the nuts……if he has any!

  48. Irishgunner says:

    Oh yes Maldini too but I wouldn’t kick him in the nuts, I’d ………….. 😳

  49. JonJon says:

    oh platini…

    id of never have guessed.. πŸ˜‰

  50. JonJon says:

    irish.. 😳

    here we go guys…

    vieira was in london…and weve been talking to green…

    the next few hours are crucial…

  51. JonJon says:

    i also think senderos has gone to hull..

  52. Irishgunner says:

    Why are you blushing Jon Jon? πŸ˜‰

    I don’t want to wait hours – I want to know now…

  53. JonJon says:

    why are you blushing irish?? πŸ˜‰


    i can just imagine you saying that and stamping your foot…

  54. ytwokay says:

    no signings?????now we hope and pray this squad can stay injury free and deliver the goods…otherwise Mr Wenger will have to answer all the critics and start kicking more bottles

  55. Irishgunner says:

    Its a repetitive stamping of feet ha ha

  56. Irishgunner says:

    Awwwwwww come on there is nothing happening 😦

    We needed some defensive back up.

  57. JonJon says:

    give it a few hours then we can say for definate whether weve got someone…

    i still think we are a player short but we’ll see what wenger thinks..

  58. Irishgunner says:

    There’s no-one coming Jon Jon 😦

    Oh god to have to rely on Silvestre again πŸ˜•

  59. JonJon says:

    welcome ytwokay..you are free to blog

    guys i think we will be strong enough in defence..

    RB-sagna eboue
    LB-clichy gibbs
    CB-TV gallas JD song senderos silvestre

    if we get and injury to gallas or TV song will step in and dont forget if we havent sold phil he can hold his own against the lesser teams…silvestreslast in the order..

    i think our main worry is the midfield…if song has to step back to defence then we will need cesc rosicky and nasri to be fit so denilson has someone good to play with…he doesnt do badly when hes in a strong team…

    our season depends on a fit midfield…which is why i really wanted another midfielder more than anything

  60. Irishgunner says:

    So you are admitting no-one is coming Jon Jon? πŸ˜‰

  61. Irishgunner says:

    The Club is disappointed with Uefa’s decision to suspend Eduardo for two Champions League matches starting with Standard Liege on September 16.

    We have been informed that we will receive a β€œreasoned decision” from Uefa by Thursday of this week. Once we receive Uefa’s rationale, we will make a decision on the next steps.

    We have been deeply frustrated by the perfunctory and apparently arbitrary process that Uefa has followed in this instance. We believe it is imperative that Uefa’s explanation for its decision provides clear and comprehensive standards that will be consistently enforced. It is also critical that Uefa provides specific details of the processes it plans to adopt in reviewing all games under its jurisdiction.

  62. JonJon says:

    yeah irish no ones coming…but its ok to dream πŸ™‚

    that statement seems to be accepting the decision and we wont be appealing..

  63. kelsey says:

    If irish was really honest we would play in Milan and the whole team would be italian πŸ˜‰

  64. Irishgunner says:

    Kelsey – Since when were Irish people ever honest πŸ˜‰

    Jon Jon – Do you think they’ll let it stand consider our group isn’t the hardest, we’ve enough forwards and Wenger will be there with video evidence the next time so one dives?

  65. kelsey says:


    the club’s statement is quite precise.Let’s see if they uphold this type of ban in future games.

    We are the trial scapegoat with a player who could never be called a serial diver.

  66. Irishgunner says:

    We’ll be okay as long as we don’t keep having 5 player out at any one time like now.

  67. Irishgunner says:

    In funnier news Man Yooooooo signed no-one ha ha what an awful midfield they have:

    Valenica, Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Nani, Gibson, Scholes, Giggs tehehehehe

  68. JonJon says:

    irish thats a good point…i said at the time of the draw that our kids could beat those teams… theyve just handed us a chance to rest key players…no i dont think the clubs too bothered about dudu missing two games agaisnt accrington stanley and merthyr tydfill…

  69. JonJon says:

    you forget mike dean ,irish

  70. Irishgunner says:

    The only position Mike Dean knows is having his head stuck up Alex Ferguson’s backside!!!!!!

  71. JonJon says:

    and next time someone dives they can expect to two game ban which means madrid and liverpool wont be able to qualify because ronaldo and gerrard wont be able to win them get out of jail freekicks or pens..

    we win all round

  72. rico says:

    Nor have the dippers, they sold quality and got a crock – i feel better already πŸ˜‰

    I am fibbing, I am off for the evening, stay safe and catch you all tomorrow – maybe then i will feel a little less depressed πŸ˜‰

  73. Irishgunner says:

    But it won’t happen Jon Jon, we all know the authorities are corrupt.

  74. JonJon says:

    put it this way irish…everytime they have knocked us it has been behind closed doors..it has been done slyly…

    the difference this time is that theyve made it public, set a precedent and basically made a new law…

    they cant allow it to happen again becuase everyother manager who it happens to will refer back to the dudu decision and they will have to act..they will have to ban other players becuase if they dont its public discrimination and we can sue..

    seeya rico

  75. Irishgunner says:

    Just reading online Gooner.

    Needless to say I won’t be using Amazon anymore:


    Can we sing the Munich Chant and put it up, bloody scumbags!!

  76. Irishgunner says:

    Well today has been very boring πŸ˜•

  77. paul says:

    Reserves 3=0 up at half time

  78. Irishgunner says:

    Against Birmingham isn’t it Paul?

  79. paul says:

    Yes looking very good

  80. Irishgunner says:

    Nice one, who scored?

  81. paul says:

    Sunnu Watt and Eastmond

  82. Irishgunner says:

    Good, good unusual to see Eastmond on the score sheet

  83. paul says:

    Yes he is playing Midfield.Off for 2nd half see ya later

  84. kelsey says:

    i just heard on Radio 5 live, that the big name signing nearly came off.Wenger wanted Samuel Eto, BUT he wanted him to have a year loan deal with us,before deciding.We did have first option to buy him, though no price was disclosed.

  85. avenell says:

    That could have been good.. Or some say he is another Adebayor..

    Evening folks by the way.. πŸ™‚

  86. Freire says:

    Don’t believe a word you say, ‘Le boss’ Wenger.

  87. rico says:

    Hi all – I am still very dissapointed, I honestly thought we were going to buy a bit of experience to give us just a little be more in the squad…

  88. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All

    Rather than focus on the supremely stupid decision made by UEFA (which is going require a whole department set-up to study every match). I would prefer to concentrate on a fine performance by the reserves last night.

    Back in my UK days, I used to watch the reserves at Highbury, – free, a seat in the West Stand Upper, and non-stressful. With Arsenal TVOnline, I can do the same. The commentators are a bit pants, but which modern commentators are any good??

    To see the development of future stars such as JW, Merida and Coquelin is really interesting. Merida in particular looks quality. We have pace and technique all over the team.A decent defence with Bartley and Traore outstanding. No wonder AW is excited by the future.

  89. London says:

    Am I right in thinking that Swiss Phil is still with us?

  90. Freire says:

    morning all!

    Rico, I’m dissapointed too. I thought Wenger would have a little bit of conscience. That’s impossible nowadays.

  91. avenell says:

    Morning Roadsters.. NEW POST.

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