It might have been the same for both teams, but that hasn’t stopped Arsene Wenger from criticising the Old Trafford pitch on Saturday evening. Arsenal-Mania reports that the Gunners manager has cited the condition of the ground as one of the reasons why his team lost. Along with lack of passion, second to every ball and shoddy defending of the highest order.
“You will see us in a different shape when we come back and a on different pitch.
“The pitch is a disgrace. You have players worth £20-25million and you cannot play a pass without it bouncing.”
Is that really the key to beating Arsenal – make sure your pitch is in a battered state? The Gunners can’t have played on pristine surfaces all season and this is the second tonking they’ve had in 2008 after losing 5-1 to Tottenham in the Carling Cup final. Is it a cause for concern or was it just a bad day at the office?