Wenger forgives Ospina
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the club can still qualify for the second round of the UEFA Champions League.
The club have lost their first 2 matches of the season, losing 0-2 to Dinamo Zagreb in their first match, and losing 2-3 to Olympiacos at home on Tuesday night.
“It is still possible of course to qualify but it is difficult to swallow losing a game like that,” he said.
“We lost it on a lack of defensive concentration and bad luck. They had four shots on goal and we conceded three goals.
“The turning point at 2-2 is we give them a goal again straight away. If it stays 2-2 for five minutes we win the game.”
Wenger refused to criticize goalkeeper David Ospina, whose error led to the Greek side’s second goal.
“A goalkeeper can make a mistake but it doesn’t explain why we lose a game. It happened to Petr Cech earlier in the season.”
“It took us a while to get into the game because we had a very intensive game on Saturday.”
“I must say we put the effort in and everything went against us tonight.”