Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has condemned his side’s display in the heavy defeat to Southampton on Saturday, believing the Gunners’ inability to deal with Southampton’s physicality cost them a chance to claim the league summit.
Wenger and his troops blew their chance to go back to the top of the Premier League table after they were convincingly beaten 4-0 by Southampton in a game they never got going on a windy evening on the south coast at Saint Mary’s.
After the match, Wenger told BT Sport;
“We lost too many challenges today, they were sharper than us. I think we were unlucky as well, their first shot on goal went into the top corner from the right back, the second goal came after a foul on Koscielny.
“It’s a disappointing result but I have to say well done to Southampton. The referee let a lot go but when you’re not dominant in challenges that is the price you have to pay.
“The title is down to consistency to fight in every single game and produce a performance. Today was a very physical game and we didn’t play well enough.”