By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger has endured two 3-0 defeats in the past week – but one hurt much more than the other.

Arsenal lost at home to Chelsea on Sunday and then crashed out of the Carling Cup at Manchester City on Wednesday.

Wenger hates losing any game of football but the Premier League defeat is the one that resonates with him, not least because Arsenal were architects in their own downfall by scoring an own goal.

“I was not disappointed by our performance against Chelsea,” Wenger said at his pre-match press conference. “I do feel they stood up.

“We lost a game and we can’t deny that but it’s difficult when you get two knocks just
before half time. And we lost two big games this season by scoring own goals.

“You cannot even say Chelsea scored the goals. Even if we don't score, Manuel Almunia
is behind. The goal at Manchester United [by Abou Diaby] is almost the same.

“As for Manchester City, I am disappointed but that is not the same. I am disappointed because I wanted the young boys to go through to do it but it's no comparison.”

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4 Dec 2009