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Wenger laments Arsenal's defensive weaknesses

posted 17 Sep 2011, 12:32 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 17 Sep 2011, 12:35 ]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says it's vital his struggling side starts winning after a 4-3 defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE, UK (SEPTEMBER 17, 2011) PATV - Blackburn Rovers heaped more misery on Arsenal when they came from behind to beat Arsene Wenger's side 4-3 for their first league win of the season on Saturday (September 17).

Blackburn's victory, which included two Arsenal own goals, helped them climb off the bottom of the table.

Blackburn twice came from behind to beat Arsenal as Aiyegbeni Yakubu scored twice on his Rovers debut and Alex Song and Laurent Koscielny put through their own net to give Rovers the points.

Arsenal now languish in 15th place in the table with only four points from their first five matches and a minus 8 goal difference.

Wenger said afterwards: "We have not the capability to focus for 90 minutes defensively, to win games like that once you're 2-1 up with the quality we have. It is important that you don't give cheap goals away like we did.

"It's just not good enough and of course we are very frustrated. The spirit in the team is quite willing but at the moment, if you look at the number of goals we conceded, that's not good enough. You cannot come here and concede four goals the way we did do it today and on the other hand I believe that the group will take off but it's important that we get quick results."