Wenger not happy after Watford sink Arsenal

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ArsenalmanagerArseneWengerwasatalosstoexplainhissidesappallingfirst-halfdisplayduringtheirsurprise2-1defeatbyWatfordattheEmiratesStadium。

Hissidemusteredjustthreewaywardeffortsongoalintheopening45minutesastheyallowedWatfordtocanterintoatwo-goalleadanddamagefurthertheirtiltatthePremierLeaguetitle。

Itwasnotgoodinthefirsthalf,especiallyinthefirst20minutes。

WewerebeatenintheduelsandWatfordweresharperthanus,WengeradmittedafterTuesdaysmatch。

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Didwethinksubconsciouslythatwejusthadtoturnup?

Idontknow。

Honestlywepreparedwellforthegame。

Lookingatthepreparation,Ihavenobasicregret。

WeknewthatWatfordwouldmakeitveryphysicalandwepreparedforthat。

Youdonotmake47pointsafter23gamesinthePremierLeagueifyoudonthavephysicalpower,butyouhavetoswitchiton100percentallofthetimeinthePremierLeague。

Wedidntstartthewaywewanted,butinthesecondhalfitwasallusandletsbefair,wedidntdeservetolosethisgame。

Wehitthebarand(WatfordgoalkeeperHeurelho)Gomesmadefantasticsavesaswell,soIstillthinkthatifyoulookatthechances,wewereunluckytolose。

Ontopofthatwewereabitunluckywiththefree-kickforthefirstgoalandthenadeflectedshotontopofthat。

YounesKaboulsdeflectedfree-kickgaveWatforda10th-minuteleadandWatfordaddedasecondthreeminuteslaterwhenTroyDeeneytuckedinthereboundfromEtienneCapouesshot。

Arsenal,whorepliedthroughAlexIwobi,traveltoleadersChelseaonSaturdayandWengerinsistedhisteamwillnotsufferfromahangoverfromthisresult。

NorwashecomfortedbydrawsforChelsea,LiverpoolandTottenhamHotspur,whichlimitedthegroundArsenallost。

WewanttorespondagainstChelseaandwinthegame,ofcourse。

Butwefirsthavetoanalysewhywedidntstartwellinthisgame,saidtheFrenchman,whoseteamnowtrailChelseabyninepoints。

ImresponsiblefortheresultsoftheteamsoIamveryfrustratedthatwedidnotwinthegame。

Weareplayingathome,wehadagreatopportunityandwehadastartlikewedid。

Wehavetolearnfromthatandrespondveryquicklyandinaveryconvincingway。

Whattheotherteamsdodoesntmatter。

WengerconfirmedthatWelshmidfielderAaronRamseyhadlimpedoffwithacalfstrain。

ForWatfordmanagerWalterMazzari,theresultjustifiedhisdecisiontorestalmosthisentirefirstteamforSundaysFACupdefeatbythird-tierMillwall。

TheItalianmadeapointofdedicatingthevictorytoformerWatfordmanagerGrahamTaylor,whopassedawayonJanuary12。

MyobjectiveisforWatfordtostayinthePremierLeagueandtomakemyteamgrowgamebygame,weekbyweek,saidMazzarri,whosesidesit13th。

Ofcoursetheplayersneedthisvictorytoworkbetterwithmeandalsotobelievethattheycanachievegreatthings。

Iwasveryhappyattheendbecauserecentlywedeservedtowinsomegames,butdidntbecauseluckwasnotonourside。

Weneededabigwin,especiallyforthemoraleoftheteam。

OfcourseIwouldhavelikedustoplaythewhole90minuteslikewedidinthefirsthalf。

Butwehadatleastfourorfiveplayerscomingbackfrominjuryandwhohadntplayed90minutesforalongtime,sotheywerentinconditiontoplaythefull90minutesatthesamelevel。