Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Man City in the Carabao Cup final was ‘self-inflicted’, but also feels that City’s second goal should not have stood.
The Frenchman believes that Leroy Sane was standing in an offside position and interfering with play, and was baffled as to why VAR didn’t rule it out.
“I feel a little bit that everything went against us,” he said. “We self inflicted our punishment because we had an unbelievable chance at 0-0, we gave them a goal at 1-0.
“We were a bit unlucky in the second half even if i think we didn’t start well at all and we punished, but the second goal was offside.
“I don’t know who watched the game on VAR, but it’s a mystery to me how you can watch that on replay and not give offside.
“After that it was game over. City controlled the game and were better than us from then on. So well done to them, that’s basically it.”
Wenger did conceded that mistakes cost his side, for the the first and third goals.
“We made a silly mistake which led to the first goal and that was disappointing,” he continued.
“There was no need to make the corner on the second goal. But you take the good and the bad as a manager.”