Wenger demands immediate Arsenal response after Tottenham defeat

The Gunners boss admits that Saturday’s loss in the north London derby was disappointing and demands a swift return to winning ways against Leicester City on Tuesday


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger demands that his side “respond very quickly” to Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham in the north London derby.

The Gunners let slip a 1-0 lead at White Hart Lane as Spurs took the points thanks to Harry Kane’s double to leapfrog Wenger’s side and move them into fifth in the table.

Arsenal now face struggling Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, with the Frenchman keen for his side to return to winning ways immediately.

“It’s not the first time we lose a game but how we bounce back is to take the information from what we got on Saturday and respond very quickly on Tuesday,” he told reporters.

“It’s disappointing because we did fight hard together but we made too many technical mistakes.

“We lost too many balls in situations where we could have put Tottenham in trouble. What is funny is that, every time we arrived in their final third, we looked like we could score a goal but we didn’t do it enough.

“Yes, of course, it is dangerous to draw conclusions from a derby but as well the fact is that we lost a game and we cannot deny that.”

Arsenal go into Tuesday’s match two points off the top four, as the race to secure a Champions League place hots up, and Wenger says that there is still plenty for which to play.

“Overall, there’s a long way to go so I believe that just keep going and recover, show quickly a strong response on Tuesday, and then we see where we stand after that,” he added.

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