As much as losing is usually part of football, it doesn’t make it any more pleasant. However, Arsene Wenger has managed to find a silver lining, even in defeat.
After the Swansea City game, it’s fair to say both the players and fans alike will be feeling that defeat. A 1-0 loss at home to a mid-table team when we haven’t lost for months, especially when we dominated the match in terms of chances and possession, leaves a distinctly bitter taste.
However, the boss, in a bid to move on from the defeat, has managed to find a positive.
In his post-match press conference, the Arsenal manager said, “Our domination and the quality of our game in patches was top quality and you have to learn from defeat but, as well, take encouragement from a defeat like that.”
Although his positivity is admirable and what he’s saying makes complete sense, the wound is still a little fresh for me to agree with him wholeheartedly – and I imagine it’s probably the same for a lot of Arsenal fans right now.
However, tomorrow’s a new day and Sunday is a new match. I’m sure we’ll feel differently then.
Let’s bounce back from this stronger than before, and as Wenger reminded us
“We still have a game in hand. What is crucial is to respond on Sunday and show that it was an accident today. That is the most important thing.”