Granit Xhaka says that Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend is one that must be analysed, but says the amount of games left this season gives the team time to make up for it.
The Swiss international spoke to Blick while away with his national side, and discussed the start of the season, the three Premier League games so far, and that horrendous day at Anfield.
“The start against Chelsea was good, against Leicester it was a crazy game,” he said.
“Against Stoke we were unhappy we lost, although we were clearly the better team. And yes, the Liverpool game we have to analyse critically.
“It was a bitter defeat. It is not the start we wanted, but there are still 35 laps ahead of us. Against Liverpool, we didn’t show up on the pitch.”
As for the defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s side, Xhaka was trying to keep it in some perspective.
“We did a lot wrong and could not keep up with Liverpool,” he said.
“There are days like that, I’d prefer they didn’t happen, but if we lose, I’d rather lose 4-0 once than suffer four 1-0 defeats.”
You can see his point, although the fact that one of those 1-0 defeats was in the previous game against Stoke doesn’t make it any easier to take.