Arsene Wenger has revealed that he’s not that different from many Arsenal fans by saying he was angry at half-time at his team’s performance during the 2-1 win over Preston.
The Gunners were a load of old poo in that first 45 and should have been further behind but goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud provided passage to the 4th round.
Speaking afterwards, Wenger answered a question if he were angry, saying, “Yes. We are top level Premier League and we were dominated in the first half.
“Preston had chances you know and I believe we were just not at the pace of the game or the pace that the game demanded.
“Of course, I didn’t want to go home and be out of the FA Cup tonight.”
And afterwards, he took time to praise the opposition when questioned what had impressed him.
“I would say their organisation, the speed of their transitions when they won the ball,” he said.
“Every time, we were in trouble. Overall, their intelligence, I think they played in a very intelligent way.
“They are a good side you know and honestly, I was really impressed by them today.”