Wojciech Szczesny says that a combination of tiredness and childishness was to blame for Arsenal’s late defeat at Fulham.
The Gunners fell foul of two late goals for the home side, brought about by individual errors. The big Pole wasn’t making excuses, having already taken responsibility for his error via his Twitter account, but sought to explain what happened.
“We played 48 hours previously at home to QPR and then we went one man down,” he told Arsenal Player.
“There were probably some tired legs but we should have kept the concentration and kept the focus and we would have been fine. But I would imagine it was a very childish performance in the end from us.”
“It was very confusing,” he continued. “I thought for 85 minutes we defended really well with 11 men and they never looked like scoring and then, when we had to play with 10 men, they looked very dangerous. I’m very disappointed with the result but hopefully we can recover as soon as possible.”
Much as I love Wojciech, and I think we all do, Fulham did look dangerous even when we had 11 men. Twice they had headers which went just wide and once we went down to 10 men the goals were almost inevitable.
Meanwhile, Szczesny spoke about Thierry Henry, his qualities and the influence he’s having on the younger players at the club.
“He’s still a great finisher and he’s very clever, he’s very intelligent. As well as that he’s a great figure to have in the dressing room. He helps all the young players off the pitch as well as on the pitch.
“It’s good to have him there and hopefully everything will be confirmed and done as soon as possible because we need him”.
The admission from one of our first team players that we need additions in the attacking third is quite something. Hopefully the manager is taking note too.