Arsene Wenger could not hide his anger at his side’s “massive mistakes” as Arsenal suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Swansea on Wednesday night. The loss leaves them eight points behind fourth-placed Liverpool leaving their Champions League ambitions dangling.
Nacho Monreal had given Arsenal the lead but Sam Clucas scored twice and Jordan Ayew got Swansea’s other goal following a dreadful mistake by Petr Cech as the Welsh club recovered from falling behind to pick up a precious win that moves them out of the relegation zone.
Gunners boss Wenger said: “We made unusual and massive mistakes that was the killer. Unfortunately I believe we were not good enough, I believe we were not disciplined enough.
“Overall we were not convincing defensively and not convincing offensively and in the end we lose the game. Maybe it highlights the whole lack of quality of concentration that we didn’t have tonight.
“I was angry because there was no need to let the ball go out in the throw in. We had the ball and we could play straight away.
“In the decisive moment we have been beaten. Especially in the first and second goals. The third goal you cannot say it was absolutely unstoppable. At our level you need to win decisive fights.”
Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal was meanwhile ecstatic of the win that takes them out of the relegation zone for the first time since November.
“When I arrived at the club we were breathing like we were not well, but now after receiving some oxygen we come alive again!” Carvalhal said.
“So far, the way the players are playing, the commitment that they show each other is really good.
“But at this moment we are still in a bad position.”