Arsène Wenger felt we were on the wrong end of a big decision at Stamford Bridge - but equally he wasn’t happy with our performance.
Hector Bellerin was injured by Marcos Alonso as the Chelsea wing back headed in the opening goal, and further strikes from Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas made Olivier Giroud’s late header a mere consolation.
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“I think it’s very disappointing because we were very dangerous early on and we didn’t take our chance, and after that we conceded a goal that was a foul,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “After that we put Chelsea in a position that they like to be in - on counter-attacks.
“On top of that I’m not happy with our performance overall. We lacked decisiveness, we lacked belief in what we did, and even if it was a difficult game I think we have not done well enough.
“Individually we were not at our best and in a big game that makes it very difficult. We lost balls in areas where you cannot afford to lose the ball.
“We came out for the second half and straight away we gave a goal away in a position… already against Watford we gave a goal away like that, with people marching through our midfield and defence. And of course at 2-0 it is too difficult.
“We have to regroup and respond very well in the next one.”Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source