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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger harboured serious concerns about his side’s chances of finishing in top four for the first time in fifteen years.

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Arsene Wenger concerned about a top four finish

The Gunners suffered yet another blow on Sunday as they lost 2-1 at the hands of London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a very challenging and gruelling atmosphere.

As a result of that defeat, they are now seven points adrift of fourth placed Tottenham who produced a heroic effort against leaders Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday to salvage a late draw.

Fifth placed Everton are three points above them and could double their lead with a victory against relegation threatened Southampton tonight. Liverpool can also enter the race for top four, as they are tied on equal points with the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger felt they were unlucky yesterday and blamed referee Martin Atkinson for playing a part in their defeat. The Frenchman believes there was a free-kick in the build-up to the first goal while the penalty decision for the second goal is highly contentious and shouldn’t have stood.

Wenger, who always guided the club to a minimum top four finish for all these years, feels that the league position of Arsenal is very hard to swallow.

Wenger was quoted in the press:

“We cannot afford to drop points any more if we want to be in the top four. That’s a concern.

“We had a physical problem to get going today. It was better in the second half, but when you play every three days it’s difficult to know what’s psychological and what’s physical.

“There’s a psychological part of it, for sure, because we didn’t really go for it at the start again.”

The constant susurration of doubt reached its crescendo yesterday at the Bridge when Arsenal fans voiced their frustrations chanting “Spend some f***ing money” and “Ivan Gazidis, what the f**k do you do?” directed towards Arsene Wenger and the chief executive respectively.

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Comments (6)

  1. spend the money………..

  2. arsenal fc as aclub has no big problem at de moment but…..the only problem is Arsene W.if He cant change on his spending then the club will very soon be in the likes of Q.P.R

  3. The coach must go back to the drawing board and bring back those times when times were knowing pretty well, that you go to Highbury you will come back empty handed.But for now Arsenal is like reading what is left is history which makes Arsenal a better team.How will a clever manager sell a player like Man utd? I think that is the worst mistake he has ever made since his career.The club needs to spend money and pay good salaries to attract good players.

  4. Suprise suprise wenger thats what happens when you sell all our top players and replace with shit…i pray to god you get sacked so we can get a manager who will spend big on proper players

  5. How on earth are we going to be pushing for top four every season?Although Arsenal fc has policies,but believe me every policy can be reamend and review,we are Champions not a club without history…please Arsene sign quality players and end the frustrations of all gunners fans world wide!people are dying with this complacency and its killing that you as a coach and the entire board aint moved,even with this obvious results and inconsistencies in the team…..I hope u will give a listening ear.

  6. Why are you so stingy Wenger? You hardly spend but you can sell your players at high rate. Tired of your policy man