Arsene Wenger admitted that his side ‘shot themselves in the foot’ against Liverpool as he watched his side get their first win of the season against Watford on Saturday.
Speaking to Sky Sports immediately after the game, the Arsenal boss, said “Well I believe we did shoot ourselves in the foot in the first game and we’re under huge pressure.
“We had two difficult away games with Leicester and Watford and it was important for us respond against Leicester which we did and today, again, I believe we had a good solid performance
“I focus more on our performances than listen too much to what is going around. That’s all you can do when you’re a professional.
“We had a good cushion at half time and you’re always a bit worried.
“I think at the moment we are not completely there physically. For some players to maintain that pace we had in the first time for 90, you could see that a little bit in the second half in our weaker periods we did not take advantage of the chances we created especially in the second half.
“I believe we had good opportunities and overall I believe when you are three nil up always subconsciously you can release a bit of pressure.”
Arsenal had the game wrapped up by half time thanks to Santi Cazorla’s first goal in 40 games, Alexis Sanchez’s determination, and Mesut Ozil’s head.
Although they wobbled a little in the second half as Watford changed their system, and the Hornet’s were able to overload Nacho Monreal because of the Ox’s belief that the defensive side of the game is not his main concern, they still left with all the points and a comfortable cushion.
That’s what matters, although the impressive first half was also a massive boost.