Search

Arsenal boss pulls no punches after Southampton draw

PUBLISHED: 21:13 01 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:08 02 January 2013

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side lacked sharpness and desire after their 1-1 draw at Southampton.

Tonight’s result brought Arsenal back down to earth following their 7-3 win over Newcastle at the weekend.

The Gunners are now four points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, who also have a game in hand, and manager Arsene Wenger pulled no punches following the draw.

“We were not very good offensively, we didn’t create enough. Defensively we were not too many times under threat but we didn’t create enough chances,” he said.

“We just scored seven on Saturday and of course I’m afraid we lacked sharpness and desire.

“Was it deeply underestimating Southampton? I hope not.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Islington Sports News

56 minutes ago

Arsene Wenger taunted London rivals Chelsea by dismissing transfer speculation on Alexis Sanchez’s future as he prepares his Arsenal side for Sunday’s crunch game against Manchester City at the Emirates.

Yesterday, 14:30

International looks ahead to rest of the season and insists focus is on the Gunners and nothing else

Tue, 10:14

Three Islington judoka from the Sobell Judo Club travelled to Thessaloniki, Greece with the JFAUK National Judo Team to take part in the 2017 Miyazaki International Cup.

Tue, 09:35

As I was putting together a round-up of how the Arsenal men, and teens, got on during the international break it suddenly struck me. Apart from a few minutes of England v Lithuania snatched during Mothers Day – to keep tabs on The Ox more than anything – I hadn’t actually watched any games.

Tue, 06:00

Islington Panthers U18s successful season continued as they reached the second round of the U18 play-offs.

Mon, 16:41

Islington Boxing Club had another busy wekeend for its boxers.

Mon, 15:00

Olympian will fight again on April 15 after KO win in first fight

Mon, 12:21

Boxers from Islington Boxing Club started their journey to be crowned London Boxing Elite Champion with the quarter-finals and semi-finals.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

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