Arsene Wenger is still fuming, after the shock defeat to Norwich City last weekend. The loss leaves the Gunners ten points behind leaders Chelsea and the Frenchman says it is “an unpleasant” position to be in.
“We gave an easy game away and I am angry,” Wenger, who turns 63 today said. “In the end, Norwich gave us a good lesson, but it is one I would rather not have.
“They wanted the win more than us, showed more desire and it is hard for me to admit that. Too many lessons like this and you stand at the end of the season with too many regrets.”
“The gap is very unpleasant. We had an opportunity that Tottenham could win and we could win, and we both lost. That of course makes the gap a lot bigger.
“You cannot say you do not worry about that, but what is more disappointing is that we could not score. After we went 1-0 down we had the ball for 70 minutes and could not score a goal.”
The Arsenal boss was asked if he was making plans to buy a new striker in January, especially with a lack of firepower at Carrow Road.
He said: “I cannot answer that question now. We did not create enough against Norwich, that is for sure, but we have players coming back and have to assess how things are progressing in January before making decisions.
“There are far too many players who are below what is required in the Premier League, and the players weren’t at their best in terms of their concentration or commitment. We have to face the reality.”