Wenger - We gave cheap goals away

Arsene Wenger says he is "very disappointed" with the way Arsenal conceded goals at Tottenham Hotspur.

Mesut Ozil gave the Gunners an 11th-minute lead but Harry Kane converted at the far post following a corner before heading home a deep cross to give Spurs a 2-1 win.

They were the first goals Arsenal had conceded in the Premier League since New Year’s Day and Wenger felt his side could have done more to keep Spurs at bay.

"I’m disappointed by the quality of our football and it was just not good enough"

"It's very disappointing because we started very well and then thought too much about defending, and not enough enough about playing," the manager told Arsenal Player.

“I felt we made too many technical mistakes in the middle of the park, and lost balls that are very unusual for us. On top of that, we gave two cheap goals away and that explains the defeat.

“The corners on the deflection, we could have [had] the ball and then on the second post we leave them completely free. On the second goal, I felt that we left them completely free to cross the ball and then had nobody in position.

“Before that, we could have won the ball in the middle of the park and if we had won it, we could have gone through. But we didn’t really go for the ball and after that, Kane had a completely free header in the box.

“With five minutes to go, that’s difficult to understand with the experience we have at the back. I’m disappointed by the quality of our football and it was just not good enough.”

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