Arsenal seemed to start well against newly-promoted Southampton yesterday but the longer the game went on the Saints looked more and more superior. Watching Arsene Wenger on the touchline you could see the dismay at his teams performance and often he just looked dejected.
After the game, he looked even more depressed as if the whole team had let him down personally and looked to be inches away from tears as he gave his unhappy after match report.
“It was a flat performance, overall,” he muttered. “We were disappointing going forward, we didn’t create enough, when you sum up the chances we created tonight it is very little.
“Our game was not speedy enough with not enough purpose. Therefore at the end of the day you can even consider that it’s a lucky point.
“Maybe we were a bit off and lost a bit of concentration and thought ‘OK, we scored seven against Newcastle, we’ll score again today’, but it doesn’t work like that. You have to focus completely.”
He looked like he had the world on his shoulders as he shuffled away, and he must be worrying now how to rally the team for the daunting League matches ahead against Manchester City and Chelsea………