By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger has backed Philippe Senderos after the centre back was criticised for his performance against Liverpool in midweek.
 
The Swiss defender was marking both Sami Hyypia and Fernando Torres when they scored at Anfield in the Champions League Quarter-Final second leg and his manager accepts he had a "bad game". However, at the same time, Wenger has faith in the 23-year-old and argues it is wrong to pin the blame for any defeat on one individual.
 
"He is good enough," said Wenger. "He had a bad game but he played well against Milan earlier on. Also we lost four goals at Liverpool last year with Kolo Toure and William Gallas in defence. We win and lose as a team.
 
"And anyway despite all that we could have won the game at Anfield. We are an intelligent team and that's what we want to take out of the game."

Copyright 2014 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 Richard Clarke 11 Apr 2008