Wenger quick to forget cup exit

January 28th, 2010

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.

Wenger said:

“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.

Tags: Aston Villa, chelsea, liverpool, manchester utd, wenger

One Response to “Wenger quick to forget cup exit”

  1. brian waldron Says:

    Arsene has realy made a right royal cock up. out of the fa cup , dropping points against av and with vermalen out, things can only get worse. we need him to commit to signing quality players not has beens like sol and sylvestre. tha team is carrying too many poor performers ie. denilson,almunia,eboue,walcott etc. the team lacks strength at the back as well as speed. our strike force is non existant, we play players carrying injuries and still expect results. stupid aint it! wenger ridicules other teams but when we drop points then thier playing style is vindicated. the fans are owed something besides his bullshit . remember the great teams of the past , they all had thier strong men likec adams,viera etc . what have we now???????????

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