This is the worst period of my time at Arsenal – Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that he is experiencing the worst run of his time at the club.

The 67-year-old who has been in charge for over 20 years, watched on as his side were beaten 3-1 by West Brom on Saturday. It was their fourth defeat in five league fixtures.

It is also the worst sequence of results since March 1995, when the Gunners were managed by Stewart Houston.

Wenger said: “We are in a unique bad patch that we haven’t experienced in 20 years. At the moment, we are losing game after game.

“We have a big fight and it will be difficult now. There’s no other way than fighting, and to do it until the last game of the season. If that’s not good enough, we will have to take the consequences.

“One day, if we don’t get into the top four, then people can mock us.”

Arsenal are in real danger of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League – a feat they have managed for 18 consecutive seasons.

Speaking about the game, Wenger said: “It was a typical Premier League game. One team has a lot of possession, the other one sits deep and counter attacks. We had 77 per cent of the ball but we didn’t create enough chances.

“Our record on defending set pieces has been good since the start of the season. Their delivery and movement was great.

“They blocked the keeper on the first and third goals. It’s not easy for the keeper to intervene in that kind of situation.

“But I don’t see any obvious signs of a lack of attitude from us. That’s what people criticise when you lose the game. We took the game to them.

“It didn’t work today. We are short of confidence, but I don’t think it is an attitude problem.”

The Frenchman also said he has made a decision on his future at the club.



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