Arsenal Star Insists Players Are to Blame for Champions League Draw With Anderlecht

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that Gunners got complacent…

Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain thinks that it was the players fault that the team let slip a three goal lead on Tuesday night, reports the Metro.

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The winger believes that he and his teammates became complacent and didn’t focus for the full ninety minutes. They should have closed down the Anderlecht wingers before they were able to deliver the crosses that led to to the Belgian team’s three goals.

The England international also says that a lesson has been learnt, and that they have to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. He claims that they should have known better having been in a similar position when they came back from a goal down to beat Anderlecht last week.

“They were simple goals, we need to stop crosses… It is hard to put our finger on what went wrong, maybe a bit of complacency there. When you are 3-0 up you can’t afford to have any complacency at this level because you get punished.

“We were at Anderlecht a couple of weeks ago in a similar position to what they are now so we should know better than anyone that the game is not over until the final whistle.”

“This is a hard lesson that we can’t be complacent and we have to go into those games with full focus for the 90 minutes and get the job done.”

The Gunners will be hoping for a reaction when they face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium next Sunday. Manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping for a win so that his team stay in the top four over the international break.

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