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“We dominated the game,” claims Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that his side dominated play despite suffering a defeat at Chelsea on Sunday, but admitted his players have to be more clinical in front of goal.

Goals from Didier Drogba and Alex saw the Blues beat Arsenal 2-0 to open up a four point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Marouane Chamakh, Laurent Koscielny and Andrey Arshavin all wasted good chances for the visitors, leaving Wenger to bemoan his side’s profligacy in front of goal.

“The game should have been over almost before it started. We missed too many chances. We have to be more clinical.”

“We dominated this game quite surprisingly in my opinion. It was surprisingly easy. But we go home with zero points.”

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ewan
ewan
11 years ago

Dominated..my @#%

My Name Is Earl
My Name Is Earl
11 years ago

why cant that a*sehole ever admit we’re not good enough!!!!!!!!!!!!

Imran
Imran
11 years ago

win is all that matters.it does not matter that u play superb and still lose.

The Rookie
The Rookie
11 years ago

He’s right. Other than that their world class moments (drogba, alex, cech save on aa) were the difference and ours weren’t.

Shaam
Shaam
11 years ago

What an arrogant man? Same old excuses and vague reasons for losing the game. Dominated the f@*? all.

dsadsada
dsadsada
11 years ago

Entirely correct Wenger, our finishing wasn’t good enough and that was it, both of their goals coming from setpieces too. Disappointing we didn’t win, but good game by most of ’em, well done.

Angry fan
Angry fan
11 years ago

Same old rubbish. Wenger we ain’t good enough. You are wrong. 50millilon would be the difference between us losing or winning today. Simple. I’ve had enough of ur excuses.

John R
John R
11 years ago

He’s right we played better but weren’t clinical enough

goonerbegood
11 years ago

THIS ARSENAL TEAM ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN THE LEAGUE AND CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.

ONE THING THAT FRUSTRATES ME ALWAYS IS WHEN WE NEED OUR PLAYERS THE MOST THEY ALWAYS SEEM TO DISAPPEAR8(theo,cesc,v,persie,verm,)every season the same story
we dominate but can’t win ,what is the point then of dominating ,if you cant finish the game off.
IT IS ABOUT TIME ,WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT V.PERSIE ALWAYS INJUREd.

Gabreal
Gabreal
11 years ago

Does any body stop him from taiking any more.I hate this men.such a big mouse.

anon
anon
11 years ago

yes wenger, we dominated with our tippy tappy football but we did not score and they did with a fluke from yet another defensive mistake and a great free kick given away because of yet another mistake from one of those clowns you bought. did you see that muppet laughing after the game with drogba. the sad thing is that chelsea are not that good anymore and we still can’t beat them.

izzo
izzo
11 years ago

Weren’t clinical enough means not good enough which this current crop are. maybe finishing out of the top four will spark a change for Arsenal. I really want may to come sooner than later

amit
11 years ago

pass pass pass pass pass….fail!!

Rock
Rock
11 years ago

Wenger is not deluded, he knows we simply werent good enough, regardless of missed chances, which chelsea had too. It is just a comment from a man who is hurting so bad he’s doing his upmost to try and find positives.

he would be stupid to come out and say chelsea showed once again they have more cutting edge, he knows it, we all know it.

YES, we are second best to the big teams, but would rather that than be a villa, everton or a spurs fan.

vijay
vijay
11 years ago

Totally agree. Yet the narrative (mainly because people can’t interpret what’s in front of them) will be all about being “bullied” and “Drogba’d” – which is rubbish.

Today we at least matched them in every department except goals. Unfortunately, goals is the measure we use to determine the outcome of a game.

Nevertheless, a lucky goal and an unstoppable one was the difference. Nothing else. We stood up to them brilliantly. No one got bullied. No way was it the ‘same old story’. And anyone who thinks otherwise is living in the past.

yozza66
yozza66
11 years ago

yeah yeah same old story,getting a little boring how we had all of the ball but lost…does it really matter….we lost…think Manure n the Arse really might struggle for a top4 place this season….the gap is closing&we are incapable of beating the top sides even with most of the ball,7 points the gap already, are we really going to get that back….

farizizwan
farizizwan
11 years ago

Dominated doesn’t mean a thing if we lose.I prefer one nil arsenal type of play rather than to face this kind of results,dominated yet lose.

Matt W
Matt W
11 years ago

Same old shit! I wouldn’t mind if we’d been out muscled by the bigger team, we are so predictable we made it easy for them pass pass pass lose possession on edge of the area & break on us they contain us ! Utd & Chelsea do this us every time….! So frustrating!!!!! Wenger needs to be better tactically & spend some of this bloody £56mil on a Goal Keeper Defensive Midfielder & a Centre Half! Maybe even go back to wingers again…

vince
vince
11 years ago

typical mug fans, showing how plastic they are as usual. you make me ashamed to support arsenal sometimes. can you imagine chelsea EVER playing as well as that without: captain first choice striker first choice goalkeeper first choice centre back (arguably) first choice right winger (arguably) second choice striker can you? no. take cech, terry, drogba, kalou and lampard out of chelsea’s side and lets see how well they’d do. if today doesn’t show how strong arsenal’s squad is to you morons then nothing will. the truth is…..you can analyse the game for as long as you want. arsenal played… Read more »

Ricky
Ricky
11 years ago

Blah, blah, blah.

Erik
Erik
11 years ago

ewan, earl, shaam, angry… did you watch the same game? Off course we dominated, we could have played exactly as we did and hadnt it been for lack of better finishing we could have won that game 4-2.. easily. Chelsea could not get the ball at times and we just kept attacking in waves, this is the Champions we were playing against and current league leaders and we dominated them more than we dominated Blackburn or Sunderland, if you can’t see that then you are clearly blinded by some weird reason, either media or negativity found on most Arsenal blogs.… Read more »

SUN
SUN
11 years ago

Marouane Chamakh is not good enough to lead arsenal forward, we need a complete striker that is good both on air and can use his two feets very well, Arsenal shows a strong courage in todays match but it unfortunate that i can only see just one man upfront for arsenal. arsavin have a good game today with Abou diabi. We need a good striker in Jan transfer window. If not for sluggishness and greed, The so called Crazy wenger ought to have signed Osaze odewingie, the guy that now play for westbrom, The same happen for drogba case, He… Read more »

Biggy
Biggy
11 years ago

Same old shiit! Never seemed to me as though we were goiing to win. Dominated?? What a joke! If we lost by 6-0 , wenger would be talking about playig them off the park. Shame about his analytical skills!

vince
vince
11 years ago

how can you say chamakh isn’t good enough you complete mug

Mic_t
Mic_t
11 years ago

Dominated my ASS I wnt 2 win dats all, deserved or nt

Okey Onwuagha
Okey Onwuagha
11 years ago

What has dominating game has to do with wining games and trophies? Supporters are interested in seeing their team win games and not dominating them. I hope Arsene wont start making those his stupid excuses when he comes short of our expectation.

Me
Me
11 years ago

Chamakh is shite and that’s a fact. The difference between Arsenal and Chelsea is the quality of the players, as simple as that. Chamakh needs 3,4 one-on-one chances to score whereas Drogba scores out of nothing. Needles to take about Koscielny and Squilacci. 14 million thrown away on two average defenders when we could have bougth Jagielka and have a world-class player coming in for a change. We are a laugh right now with this defense.

Rock
Rock
11 years ago

arsenal fans are the most spoilt I have EVER seen, maybe you’d all prefer us to lose to blackpool 2-1 at home

Paddy London
Paddy London
11 years ago

Glad to see not everyone here is a spud.

Support your team, don’t dis it – on a different day we would have won

SG
SG
11 years ago

Mr Wenger, dominating a game will not earn any point…neither pretty football, unless we score!

Eboue
Eboue
11 years ago

Pass, pass, Pass,Pass…….So what next? Second best!! Its either Wenger disciplines his children or he gets the hell out of Arsenal before he is toppled or sacked!

Its not that the lads were outplayed, to me I think it was a lack of discipline to some extent. We cant keep on saying the same story of being clinical. Its high time the our boys get wakeup lashes from the manager

Hungry4silverware
Hungry4silverware
11 years ago

The amount of fake fans n tw@ts that just want To bitch bout anything n everything on here makes me sick.. Wanna moan? Well fackk off to White hart lane!!! Despite the negatives there were alot of positives to take from today’s game

realistic tony
realistic tony
11 years ago

is anyone surprised?
not enough power, ruthlessness and defensive strength as far as i am concerned.
no penetration in front of goal…although we do have some quality technically brilliant players….but untill we get that “strong spine” we are never going to be like the invincibles or even close to that team

Mic_t
Mic_t
11 years ago

So u expect us as fan 2 b hapi that we are loosing 2 chalsea year in year out. Than I think u hve forgoten wt football is all about. Next time we should make a deal with Chalsea that we dominate and they can have all the goals they want.

drsam
drsam
11 years ago

the problem was not the team, but the manager. Once it became obvious (just after drogba’s goal) that a second striker was needed, wegner should have introduced vela, playing along chamakh, and taking out arshavin. A 4 4 w formation, with Nasri on the right and rosizcky on the left would had been risky, but it would give chamakh the opportunity to handle one CB and not two. Vela is faster than terry and Alex. The problem was that wegner is too much in love with his own scheme, and cannot bring himself to the idea that arshavin is not… Read more »

nicky
nicky
11 years ago

The facts are clear
1.We DID dominate for short periods
2.We continue to be without the spine of the team, namely Van Persie, Fabregas and Vermaelen
3.Until we have these 3 men back for long periods, we will not win games against the better-class sides.

videsh
videsh
11 years ago

It is not about players missing.It is all about tactical discipline.The player who had shown most tactical awareness on the pitch was simply an 18 year young boy-Jack wilshere.It is pity that Wilshere was sitting back to cover ineffective Alex song. Song was simply awful on this game.He lost ball 4 the first chelsea goal.Second goal was simply lack of concentration from nasri.Dont blame it on the koscielny(dont remember his exact name).Decision to substitute wilshere was a poor one.Nasri deserved to be substituted in the game. Another point we have never won against a top 3 club with our 4-3-3… Read more »

Paniro
Paniro
11 years ago

Wenger is not wrong, we had more general possesion, more territorial posession, better pass completion they were just clinical taking their chances. We had plenty of chances to kill them off but didnt take them, thats an individual thing. If we had scored our chances you guys would be singing a different tune and all on Wengers nuts for great signings and bringing Wilshire through. Yes we have some week links in the team but we dont spend 50 million a year to win one trophy that only makes you 4 million…yes we are football team first and a business… Read more »

Harry Palmer
Harry Palmer
11 years ago

Mr. Wenger…..we need to start winning. Your record over the last 5 years is simply not good enough. The fans are getting restless Mr. Wenger.

SUN
SUN
11 years ago

@vince, you are a big fool, cant you see that Marouane Chamakh is not the kind of striker we need as of now, we need a faster striker, some that can use both feets to score and also good in the air, Well i dont blame fool like you posting comment on this page. We either like it or not, Arsene Wenger cant give us trophy with this crop of players he have presently. We need a very good sharp man to partner Arsavin and SAMIR nasri. We need striker with prospect for the game. Our midfield is not that… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
11 years ago

blah blah blah… we dominate we fail to win, we awful against wes brom we fail to win get a life wenger we just not good enough….

vince
vince
11 years ago

@SUN: it’s always “we need this or that” with you mug fans.if we’d played vela and lost the same way, you’d just be saying “we need a target man who holds the ball up…blah blah blah”. fuck off and play or evo you plastic cunts. our squad is more than good enough when everyone’s fit, no doubt about it. but THE number 1 problem with arsenal is that our match day squad of 18 is never completely fit. until the injury jinx is rectified we won’t win the league. chamakh works very hard for the team and is the perfect… Read more »

John L
John L
11 years ago

@goonerbegood: i understand your frustration, losing sucks! but take a step back, breathe, think, block out the media, think some more, look at the bigger picture…….did i mention thinking???

VP was out we need a new striker! cesc was out to, should we have sold him to barcelona? wouldnt have been injured for us then! stupid wenger! im sorry guys, like the rolling stones said ‘you cant always get what you want’ MAN THE FUCK UP! FOR YOU CLUB AND FELLOW GOONERS! AND BE A FUCKING FAN!!!!!!!!

John L
John L
11 years ago

i understand your frustration, losing sucks! but take a step back, breathe, think, block out the media, think some more, look at the bigger picture…….did i mention thinking???

VP was out we need a new striker! cesc was out to, should we have sold him to barcelona? wouldnt have been injured for us then! stupid wenger! im sorry guys, like the rolling stones said ‘you cant always get what you want’ MAN THE F#^K UP! FOR YOU CLUB, YOUR FELLOW GOONERS, AND BE A F*#%ING FAN!!!!!!!!

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