Arsene Wenger has said he held a “clear the air” meeting with his players after Arsenal’s loss to Manchester United, and insists the team is ready to forget that disappointing defeat.
“You clear the air straight away. When you have a defeat like that, a disappointment like that, you try to analyse it straight away with the players, to get it out of their system and focus on what is in front of you,” Wenger said ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton.
“In our job there is always in the next game that you can show that you have digested and focused on what’s in front of you.”
“We had a very strong creative performance with a high, high number of expected goals. And we had a poor defensive performance,” Wenger said. “I felt it took our players time to get into the game.
“We played on Wednesday night against Huddersfield, and it took them a while to adjust to the pace of the game. And they have a power up front, and they surprised us a little bit with their pace. After that, I think we played remarkably going forward but as well, didn’t take enough of our chances, so weren’t clinical enough.”
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