Wenger - There are two reasons we lost so badly at Chelsea

Arsene Wenger Looks On

Arsene Wenger has given his thoughts on the Chelsea game as Arsenal look to recover from the thumping defeat against Swansea.

Arsene Wenger has blamed counter attacking football and the fact the Gunners went down to ten men for the hammering at Chelsea over the weekend.

Arsenal were well beaten 6-0 at Stamford Bridge and the boss gave his thoughts on the defeat ahead of the game with Swansea.

“Well we are intelligent enough and care enough about the Club to of course be disappointed with our performance. It looked like we missed the start of our game and were caught on the counter attack - We were caught on the break. After that of course the game became very long because down to ten men,” the boss told the Arsenal press office.

Arsene Wenger hasn’t been able to work out what went wrong against Chelsea, other than the fact Jose Mourinho’s side have some top quality players and the Gunners were caught napping.

The performance was similar to the display at Anfield earlier in the season where Arsenal found themselves 4-0 down after 20 minutes and the Frenchman offered up his verdict on why Arsenal start slowly in early kick-offs.

“Liverpool, yes. The common thing was that it was a 12.45 game and twice we were caught at the start of the game. We think about that and at the moment there's no rational explanation other than the quality of our opponents and that we were caught at the start of the game. Why? We don't really know.”

Wenger has also given his thoughts on the red card showed to Kieran Gibbs, wrongly, by Andre Marriner, suggesting there are two sides to the incident.

“I believe there is two situations. First, mistaken identity so Gibbs will normally be available which is the minimum you can expect. After that the second decision depends does Oxlade-Chamberlain deserve a red card or not – We have to wait for the decision.”

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