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Arteta reveals Wenger fury

Mikel Arteta admits he had never seen Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as angry as he was at half-time at Anfield on Saturday.

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Arsene Wenger: Displeased by first-half show at Anfield

Arsene Wenger: Displeased by first-half show at Anfield

The Gunners were 4-0 down inside 19 minutes against a rampant Liverpool and eventually went down 5-1.

It was their second heavy defeat of the season after a 6-3 Premier League thrashing at the hands of Manchester City in December.

But they responded to that defeat by taking 20 points from the next 24 available and Arteta says that is Arsenal's new challenge, which starts with a clash at home to a reeling Manchester United on Wednesday.

The Spaniard said: "We know we need to improve and face those games in a different manner because after 19 minutes we were 4-0 down and it was like a car crash.

"The manager was really upset at half-time, that's normal because it wasn't good enough for this football club.

"It was the angriest I have seen him."

But Arteta says there is no point looking back at a result the players can do nothing to change and he feels they have what it takes to bounce back, as they have already proven this season.

"We have had two big crises already," the Spaniard added.

"I think the Manchester United defeat was a different game to this, but City and this one are really hard to take.

"We have to react because there is nothing we can do about this now."

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sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

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eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

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ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

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