The Gunners were defeated at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after goals from Kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard ensured that the Pensioners kick started their Premier League campaign, while condemning Arsenal to their second defeat in a week.
While Chelsea’s performance deserves some credit, their task was made easier by Arsenal’s own capitulation.
The Gunners’ indiscipline was marked, and Wenger watched on as his side lost first Gabriel Paulista and then Santi Cazorla to red cards.
The defeat to Chelsea came only days after the North London side’s disappointing defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. During this match, Olivier Giroud was sent off after picking up two first-half yellow cards.
Speaking in light of the Chelsea defeat, and ahead of Arsenal’s midweek clash with Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup, Wenger has admitted that his side cannot continue to let their frustrations get the better of them.
“I believe we were unfortunate in Zagreb to have a man sent off, and at Chelsea as well, but you want your players to behave in a perfect way and not to show any response at all,” Wenger began, speaking to Arsenal Player, as per talkSPORT.
“We have shown our frustration a little bit in both situations and you cannot afford that.”
Defeat to Chelsea leaves Arsenal fifth in the EPL table, five points behind leaders Manchester City, and three ahead of their vanquishers, Chelsea.