Search

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on ‘massive mistakes’, Olivier Giroud’s future and the latest on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

PUBLISHED: 22:45 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 23:04 30 January 2018

Olivier Giroud made his final Arsenal appearance at Swansea City at the end of January. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

Olivier Giroud made his final Arsenal appearance at Swansea City at the end of January. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

PA Wire/PA Images

Arsenal Wenger spoke after Arsenal lost 3-1 to Swansea City. Read on for what he said about the ‘massive mistakes’ his side made, the latest on Olivier Giroud’s future and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

Nacho Monreal scores for Arsenal against Swansea (pic Nick Potts/PA) Nacho Monreal scores for Arsenal against Swansea (pic Nick Potts/PA)

Arsene Wenger slammed his side after they gave away a lead to deservedly lose to Carlos Carvalhal’s impressive Swans at a raucous Liberty Stadium on Tuesday evening. Wenger’s side went 1-0 up through a Nacho Monreal goal after a cross from Mesut Ozil just after the hour mark,

However the home side equalised a minute later through the excellent Sam Clucas who slotted past Petr Cech. On the hour mark Jordan Ayew pounced on a mistake by Cech after he mis-kicked in the box to make it 2-1 before Clucas added a second towards the end as the Gunners faded badly.

Wenger said: “We made massive mistakes. The turning point was when we conceded a goal after going 1-0 up. On decisive moments we were beaten.

“We were not convincing defensively. We were not convincing offensively.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (centre) is surrounded by Swansea City players at the Liberty Stadium (pic Nick Potts/PA) Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (centre) is surrounded by Swansea City players at the Liberty Stadium (pic Nick Potts/PA)

“We lost too many duels Overall it’s easy to put down to confidence.”
With speculation rising Giroud will be leaving Arsenal, either to Chelsea or even Borrusia Dortmund, on Wednesday’s deadline day, Wenger was asked about the French strikers future.

He said: “We will know more about [Giroud’s future} on Wednesday. He is a guy who gave great service to the club. He saved us many times.

“[Sad to see him go if he does go?] Yes. His behaviour has always been top class...at the moment I don’t want to talk too much.

“He is an Arsenal man but also he needs to play as well. His heart was always 100 per cent with the team.”

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey (left) and Swansea City's Ki Sung-yueng battle for the ball (pic Nick Potts/PA) Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey (left) and Swansea City's Ki Sung-yueng battle for the ball (pic Nick Potts/PA)

On Aubameyang Wenger simply said: “We will tell you tomorrow.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Islington Sports News

Pratik Patel is eager for the new boys to impress again in Division Three and show their class in the Bertie Joel Trophy on Sunday

08:49

Royal London One-Day Cup, South Group: Glamorgan (302-9) lose to Middlesex (304-6) by two runs

02:40

Unai Emery looked immaculate in his fitted Arsenal suit bearing an embroidered club badge with red thread. He wore an expensive but not ostentatious watch and his jet black hair was slicked back. The only hint of a rushed few days on the red-eye to the US was the fact his cufflinks on a stylish cream shirt were white pins rather than more classic silver a man of his stature might sport – a nod to the fact he perhaps hadn’t had time to shop for himself recently.

02:00

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been explaining his football philosophy to supporters of the North London giants – and it’s good news.

01:37

Arsenal unveiled new head coach Unai Emery at the Emirates on Wednesday. Read what the highly-rated former PSG boss said in his own words – as he spoke about wanting Arsenal to become the best team in the Premier League and ‘also in the world’.

01:22

Arsenal’s new head coach Unai Emery hit the ground running after being officially unveiled at the Emirates on Wednesday – which was unsurprising given how he had so impressed Ivan Gazidis and others during the interview process.

Yesterday, 23:39

Unai Emery romped home in a three-horse race among prime candidates Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has revealed after unveiling the club’s new head coach.

Yesterday, 22:59

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been in bullish form on his first day in the job after chief executive Ivan Gazidis unveiled the 46-year-old Spaniard on Wednesday – insisting the North London giants can catch Manchester City next season.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“I try and do my best to enhance the young person’s capabilities. I’m very focused on their education, their wellbeing and their cultural needs.”

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now