He also believes that they forget to defend when dominating…
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blamed their recent losses on his team’s generous attitude.
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The Gunners beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 on Wednesday evening after losing their last two Premier League matches against Manchester United and Swansea City.
There had been accusations that the side was naive in its defending during their defeats.
Both United and the Swans hit the North London club on the counter, a familiar tactic from teams that have played the team in recent years. This has led to a criticism of Wenger’s playing style from fans.
However, after their victory in the Champions League the Frenchman is adamant that he won’t change his ways. Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Yaya Sanogo helped the team to a victory that keeps them in with a chance of finishing first in their group.
“We were more under pressure because we felt on Saturday we played well but we were a victim of our generous attitude. We had a similar game to Saturday, we had to focus really well not to give any chances away and overall it was a committed game and maybe we were defensively better tonight,” Wenger was quoted by Goal.
“We are a team who likes to go forward and sometimes when you feel you dominate completely the game you are maybe a victim of that, and forget to take precautions to defend well, but I think you learn from the games and we have done a lot better tonight.”
This is the 15th season in a row that the Gunners have qualified for the competition’s knockout rounds. The 65-year-old has said that the continuity at the club has been key, but that there could also be improvement.
“I think when you work in a football club you realise it’s not easy to have continuity and be consistent,” he continued.
“I’m very proud of that and I think the club deserves a lot of credit. It’s not enough but we are consistent.”