Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Wenger pleased with Arsenal’s response to crisis

Arsene Wenger says the way his side have responded to their slump in form is a testament to the ‘very good’ mentality in the team.

After four consecutive defeats, including two painful defeats to Manchester City, Arsenal have won four games on the bounce, kept three clean sheets and scored 11 goals.

While wins against Watford and Stoke City have come too late to aid the Gunners chances of finishing in the Premier League top four, the two victories against AC Milan have at least kept hopes alive of qualifying for the Champions League via the Europa League.

Speaking ahead of his side’s first-leg quarter-final tie with CSKA Moscow, the boss once again admitted that defeat in the Carabao Cup final took a while to get over.

“We were very disappointed with our result against City and it takes always a bit of time of grieving to recover,” he told media on Wednesday.

“The mentality in the team is very good, very strong and very healthy as well. We recovered.

“Always you judge a team and it’s quality by the way they come out of a crisis. On that front it’s very positive on our side.”

Asked about expectations for the rest of the season, Wenger went on: “There is some extra pressure to do extremely well in this competition, that’s part of being where we are.

“We have to see it as an opportunity that we want to take. We must keep the priorities right, how well we play together, on the quality of our game, on how we want to play football. The consequence will be a positive result.

“We don’t live in dreamland. We are in the quarter-finals and go step by step, we give absolutely everything to go through and then we’ll see.”

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“Always you judge a team and it’s quality by the way they come out of a crisis.

No Arsene, you judge a tram and its quality by its position on the table.

Glen Helders left foot

Judge the team by not getting into the same pathetic crisis every season


I thought you judge a tram and its quality by its position on on the tracks.

Post January Blip

Speaking of trams, does ours come with a handbrake?


Good. You also judge a team by the quality of opposition


Just hope this positive end of season form doesn’t result in renewed hope in Wenger.

It was not a slump after city that we stage problem, the whole season to that point was pathetic and a couple of good results when the pressure off doesn’t count as great mentality.


(After city that was the problem)

89 was fine

This whole season has been a bit of a crisis right from the Liverpool/ox nonsense and trying to keep players that wanted out.fans rightly fed up, an unbalanced team that couldn’t defend or score the list goes on but somehow we managed to get to a cup final! And a quaternary final. We’re in better shape now on the pitch, but with all that’s gone on one never knows how far away the next dreaded crisis is. With this quater final so important I hope most fans can put aside personal feelings towards wenger and get fully behind the team.… Read more »


Feed the OX Wenger, your reserve left wing back! He would have stayed if you had gone.


We don’t have anything personally against Wenger. What we are against are his failures. And we should not get ‘too’ excited over a win against CSK.

Mesut O'Neill

Crisis, what crisis?

The board’s bonuses were the same as last year.


We are over performing according to that wanker Gazidis.


““We were very disappointed with our result against City and it takes always a bit of time of grieving to recover,” The Carabao Cup! I’ve heard it all now!

Andy Mack

Whilst it’s the least important piece of silverware, it is still a trophy.
Better to win it than reach the final and lose it.

Cygan’s Magical Left Foot

We’re fine and all well now. Mr Wenger not going to be lonely for another year. And after that his hunt for another 2/3 year contract will start.

Arsene IS the problem.


This is no more a crisis, this is the normal


This whole season is a big crisis from the start! The only way to come out this so called crisis is to win Europa League, however it doesn’t give Wenger the right to manage the team next season.

If this was us yesterday against City we would get mullered this is how fragile the team is under Wenger. He will not be able to fire up these lads the way Klopp did last night!


I said Laca was not Arsenal quality. May be I should give him a chance. But you see a player who needs to boost himself with penalties is worrying; I may be wrong. Auba did not allow the two losses against City to dampen him. He trusts in his abilities to buy it if/ when served. Laca seem to often interrogate his own abilities which is responsible for him always going deep to retrieve the ball instead of staying in his line.

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