Wednesday 20 March 2019

Wenger: We need to get over United

Arsene Wenger. Pic: Reuters
Arsene Wenger. Pic: Reuters

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's defeat to Manchester United a fortnight ago is still having an adverse effect on his players.

The Gunners were beaten 3-1 by Jose Mourinho's side on December 2 and have gone on to draw their next two Premier League outings away at Southampton and West Ham.

Taking just two points out of a possible nine has left Arsenal down in seventh place heading into today's visit of struggling Newcastle.

But Wenger feels there may still be a hangover from the way his side lost to United.

"It still plays on their minds," he said when asked about the United defeat.

"You need to get that out of the system. When you have so many chances as we had and you come out with nothing, it's difficult to swallow and it takes a little while.

"I think the best way is to continue to put that behind us and focus on the quality of our game."

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