Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal were “lacklustre” in attack in Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Bournemouth, and lamented “very surprising mistakes” on the goals conceded.
“We looked a bit lacklustre in the final third, not sharp enough to create chances,” Wenger told a news conference. “When you are 1-0 up normally you should create more to be dangerous and we paid for that.”
“We made two very surprising mistakes that were not even forced errors, it was just a lack of decision-making, and overall you come out of the game thinking: how did we lose the game?” Wenger said.
“When you look today we missed many players in our squad and you see that they have a weight in the team,” Wenger said. “I don’t think we didn’t work hard, we have come out of the Chelsea game where we gave a lot, we worked hard.
We worked hard today, but we made mistakes and I wouldn’t say the team hasn’t worked or not played with a good spirit.
“They were focused and the attitude is one thing, but at that level it is a combination of quality and attitude, and today I question more the quality of what we have created, than the attitude of the players. The attitude of the players was strong.”
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