Arsenal vs. Anderlecht Match Ends In Tie
Arsene Wenger, the manger of Arsenal expressed his anger and disappointment regarding the Arsenal Versus Anderlecht match ending in a tie.
The match was held on Wednesday, 5th November at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal is currently five points behind Borussia Dortmund, the team currently holding the topmost place in Group D.
Wenger said that their defence was bad throughout the game and thus they failed to win the match despite leading it 3-0 at first. Wenger said that now there is almost no chance of them becoming a group winner. He said that they lost the match probably because of underestimating Anderlecht after they established the 3-0 lead.
Wenger said that Arsenal’s defense became vulnerable due to the players getting tired and at times, the players left the defense unguarded. Mikel Arteta, an Arsenal midfielder, suffered an injury in the match due to which he may not be able to play for his team in the match against Swansea which is scheduled to be held on Sunday 9th November at Liberty Stadium.
If Arsenal won the match against Anderlecht then the team would have been among the last sixteen teams remaining in the competition but now they’d have to win at least one point from the two matches they had to spare, one against Dortmund and the other against Galatasaray.
In the match against Anderlecht, Mikel Arteta converted a penalty and Sanchez and Oxlade Chamberlain scored one goal each to give Arsenal the 3-0 lead. Anthony Vanden Borre, scored two goals for Anderlecht and another goal scored by Aleksandar Mitrovic tied the game.
Wenger claims that the first goal scored by Anderlecht was an offside.
Wenger said that winning the upcoming game is absolutely crucial for them to be able to become winners of Group D but at the moment their only priority is qualifying for the next stage of the competition.