LONDON – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, assessing his team‘s defense performed poorly when defeated Stoke City 2-3 in the Premier League at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday (12/06/2014).
Arsenal left behind three goals in the first through the incision Peter Crouch in the first minute, Bojan Krkic (35 ‘), and Jonathan Walters (45′). Arsenal to cut the score in the second half thanks to a penalty goal Santi Cazorla (68 ‘) and Aaron Ramsey (70′).
“Stoke started the game well and we did not perform well enough in the back. We give them a gift,” said Wenger.
During the match, according to ESPN notes, Arsenal six shots off accurately from 15 businesses, with 57 percent of possession. The host fired four shots bead of 13 experiments.
“After that we expend a lot of energy in the game. In the second half we had a good chance to turn things around, but we can not do it. We were too soft in the back since the beginning of the game. When we started to respond to it is too late,” said Wenger.
“You have to give them credit. I think we were a little inexperienced players at the back. We can not play Koscielny and Monreal. We were a little weak to compete with them.”
“You have to be committed and focused since the first minute. I think we were a bit unlucky because their third goal came from the offense. But our defense was not good enough,” he added.
The result left Arsenal while stuck in sixth with a value of 23 of the 15 matches, or lose two points from fourth position occupants, Manchester United, the new diving four games.