Against Manchester United at home, they conceded in the 4th minute, and then again in the 11th, being left with a mountain to climb. They lost, 3-1. Last weekend, an even earlier Southampton goal made things extra hard for Arsenal, who managed to salvage a point thanks to a late Olivier Giroud equaliser.
We’re not happy, because we wanted to win, but when you cannot win at least don’t lose. We have played with an excellent spirit in the last few weeks but we’ve dropped points in the last two games from bad starts
Arsene Wenger told reporters, before turning his attention to some of Southampton’s… tactics to get the result they wanted.
The waste of time is becoming a real problem in England in the last two seasons. First, it has to be in the head of the players to respect the game and to play
the Arsenal manager said, before calling on the referees to do something about it.
Then it is up to the referees to act. The answer is in the authority of the referee. They have it in their power
the Frenchman said, frustrated by the fact that the hosts took their time (at a very leisurely pace) before restarting the game every time the ball went out.