EPL: Can't explain Arsenal's loss to Swansea, says Arsene Wenger

Updated: Feb 01, 2018, 08:24 IST | AFP | London

Arsene Wenger refused to hide his anger at Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Swansea as Olivier Giroud bade a likely farewell to the Gunners' fans

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger refused to hide his anger at Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Swansea as Olivier Giroud bade a likely farewell to the Gunners' fans. Arsenal's one-goal lead was overturned as Swansea escaped the bottom three in EPL for the first time for three months. This defeat leaves them eight points from fourth place after Liverpool's 3-0 victory at Huddersfield. "We were absolutely guilty to concede the goal," Wenger said of Sam Clucas' equaliser moments after Nacho Monreal had given Arsenal the lead. "We have no rational explanation for the way we gave the goal away straight away."

And on Swansea's second goal — which came from a poor Shkodran Mustafi back pass and a scuffed Petr Cech clearance straight to Jordan Ayew — Wenger said: "I was angry because there was no need to let the ball go out in the throw in.

"When you have a throw in for you and you are nine versus 10 on the pitch why should we put a handicap like that on our own team? We can play the ball and attack straight away."

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