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Arsenal Put Five Past Chelsea: Wenger Exposes Villa-Boas’ Failings: Photos

by | 29th, October 2011

ARSENAL beat Chelsea 5-3 and all is right in Arsene Wenger’s wonderland. The question is this: which manager would you rather have: Wenger or Andre Villas-Boas?

After the match the manager’s spoke:

Andre Villas-Boas:

”Has the situation affected John? No, not at all. It hasn’t distracted him at all, I don’t think. For me, it was never a situation. It’s a misunderstanding. This is just defeat for a team, a very important defeat and nothing else. The decisive moment might have been when Mata was free on goal and misses the chance to go 4-3 ahead. We’ve seen some great open games recently between the top teams and this is one more. We will have to reflect on the mistakes we made and there are a couple of things we can improve, but the commitment and desire is there. We must evolve. It’s a loss against a big team picking up form. It’s two defeats in a row and we have to get things right.”

Arsene Wenger:

“It was fantastic to watch. Both teams went for it. In the second half I felt we were completely dominating the game and created chance after chance. Overall, we have shown quality and mental strength as well. To go 2-1 down and come out the way we did shows great resolve in the team. I thought we looked fragile in defence in the first half but we looked dangerous going forward. We achieved the target of winning a big game away from home and did it with style, but we have to keep our feet on the ground and focus on another big game on Tuesday. That’s the football we want to play, you always think you can get rid of the defensive mistakes we had in the first half.”


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Arsenal's Robin van Persie scores their fourth goal of the game


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