Wenger quick to forget cup exit
Arsenal fans will quickly forget the FA Cup defeat at Stoke on Sunday if they can return to the top of the Premier League after their busy round of fixtures with top clubs.
The Gunners drew with Aston Villa last night at Villa Park and wins against Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool will see Arsene Wenger’s men back on top and with it the 3-1 cup reverse long forgotten.
But while most fans have been mulling over their cup exit, the boss Arsene Wenger has already put the defeat to bed.
Wenger rested several of his big guns and his young outfit were beaten late on by a competitive Stoke side, but Wenger has insisted he was right to leave out his first-choice goalkeeper and back four and is certainly not dwelling on the FA Cup result at The Britannia.
“I do what I feel is right and that’s it.
“I already forgot Stoke, I did not know we even played at Stoke because I am focused on tomorrow. That is the most important thing.”
“I didn’t want to go out of the FA Cup on purpose.
“With 12 minutes to go, it was 1-1. It was a very tight game and at Stoke, it is like that.
“We got caught on the counter-attack when we tried to win the game and that can happen.
“They scored a perfect second goal on the break and unfortunately that’s where we lost the game.
“It was very tight. We did fight very hard.”
Wegner will be hoping that a well-rested first time will boost Arsenal’s Premier League title chances.