Despite being humiliated, losing 3-1 at home in the first leg of their round of 16 clash with Monaco, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has warned Monaco fans not to count their chickens before the egg hatch, telling Arsenal critics that his side are still very much in the tie.
Conceding that the defeat was difficult to take in Wenger told reporters “We are still in the Champions League, don’t rule us out too quickly.” The Frenchman’s future at Arsenal was called into question after the loss to Monaco at the Emirates Stadium but the Frenchman is keeping faith with his side. Admitting his frustration at not being able to go past the last sixteen in the past four years, Arsene Wenger told reporters that he and his side are going to give the second leg all they have to endure that there isn’t a repeat this year. “There is nobody to blame individually. On the night everything went against us and missing chances was only one characteristic. What’s important to give a strong response. We are a big club so that gives us a stronger responsibility”. Wenger told reporters.
Arsenal critics should not be too quick to forget Arsenal’s impressive but ultimately futile combacks against AC Milan and Bayern Munich in recent years. Arsenal have a knack for turning things around when you least expect it and they really have to do it now.