'It was a very frustrating afternoon'

Arsene Wenger spoke to Arsenal Player after his side’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.

Here’s a transcript of what the manager said.

on a frustrating afternoon…
It was a very frustrating afternoon because we looked like we were in control. It’s frustrating to see Diego Costa staying on because it’s not understandable when you look at the whole situation. The fact that he doesn’t get a red card is unbelievable. That we got one on top of that, we have to look at ourselves because we are guilty. But Costa should have been off before Gabriel could respond to him.

on Arsenal’s performance before the red card…
We were quite in control and I felt that we were comfortable. Overall it’s difficult to lose a game like that.


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on his side’s character…
We were good but we have to play now with 11 against 11. We lost the game in Zagreb with 10 against 11 and today we lost again. It’s always a mountain to climb and the regret I had today is that we conceded a goal from a set-piece when we were controlling them well. We conceded [from] a set-piece and that’s difficult to accept.

on putting things right at Tottenham…
Yes, we try but it’s the League Cup. We play on Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday and we have to see how we recover and how we go from there.

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