Arsene Wenger has admitted his players have lost their confidence and urged them to “unite, not divide,” after they endured a second straight 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Thursday.
“I knew the first half could be difficult for us because we come out of Sunday’s game with a low confidence level, they come back with a very positive mind,” Wenger told a news conference. “That’s why they took advantage of every defensive weakness we showed in the first half. At
“the end of the day, I must say we lost against a top-quality team who are at the moment the best team in the country.
“A combination of their quality and the fact that they are high on confidence and we are low in confidence played a big part in the game tonight.”
The results increased calls for Wenger’s departure after more than two decades in charge, but he urged his team to pull together in the face of adversity.
“We focus on performances and when the pressure is on like this you have to show that strong organisation and unite, not divide,” Wenger told Sky Sports. “You have to stay together, focus and work even harder to get the confidence back.”
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