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Wenger laments 'jaded' Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an honest assessment of his side's lack of sharpness and creativity after a 2-0 home defeat to Swansea.

Last Updated: 02/12/12 at 08:38 Post Comment

The Gunners were undone by two late Michu goals in a thoroughly deserved win for the Swans, and Wenger admitted that the result was a big blow to him at the start of a crucial month for his side.

Arsenal now sit twelve points from top spot in the table, and Swansea overtook Wenger's side with the victory.

"We gave it away by not being creative," Wenger said.

"It's a concern because we didn't create a lot, we ran against a wall, our passing was not sharp and was not quick enough. We looked jaded.

"It's a big blow because we wanted to start December well. Games come quickly and we have to find the quality of our game. The way we played today is not how we want to play football."

Speaking on the subject of vociferous boos from the crowd, Wenger said: "Fans have an influence on us, but it is down to the team to get the fans behind them, the way we play has to create that.

"I can understand that [the boos] when we lose games the way we lost that."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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