Arsene Wenger in denial after Arsenal are beaten at Old Trafford
Arsene Wenger gave his views to the media after Arsenal were beaten 3-2 by an injury-ravaged Manchester United, at Old Trafford this afternoon.
The result leaves the Gunners trailing Premier League leaders Leicester City by five points.
Tottenham Hotspur have now moved three points clear of Arsenal in second place, after coming from behind to beat Swansea City this afternoon.
It was a woeful performance from Arsenal as they continued a run of not having won at Old Trafford since 2006.
This was genuinely thought to be the Gunners best chance of claiming the Premier League title for the first time since 2004.
But Arsenal are now left playing catch-up in the title race after a performance as poor as those earlier in the season at Southampton and West Bromwich Albion.
“They scored the goals, we have to look at ourselves,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
Our spirit and commitment was 100 per cent there but it’s difficult to win away from home when you concede three goals.
We were strong enough but they stopped us a lot with little fouls. That was very frustrating. I could not question our desire or commitment at all.
We lost three points but we have to show we’re up for the fight and give absolutely everything in our next game.
Things can change quickly, but only if you keep going and keep believing. We are in a fight where we can show that we have great character and great mentality.”
Arsenal take on Swansea City at home on Wednesday, before a trip to White Hart Lane on Saturday to play Tottenham Hotspur.