Wenger ‘Criticised Sanchez, Cazorla & Gibbs After Chelsea Defeat’

By on October 17, 2014

Santi-Cazorla Arsenal

Arsene Wenger singled out Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Kieran Gibbs for criticism following Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea, according to reports.

We held our own against the league leaders for the opening period at Stamford Bridge until we allowed Eden Hazard to weave his way into the area and win a penalty – which he then converted for 1-0 before Diego Costa sealed the win with a late second.

Wenger was clearly fired up as he clashed with Jose Mourinho on the sidelines during the match and it seems he took that frustration into the dressing room and gave the players a rare telling off after the game.

Goal are claiming that a furious Wenger singled out Sanchez, Gibbs and Cazorla for special criticism as he felt it was their individual mistakes in the lead up to the first goal that cost us the game.

The boss apparently pointed the finger at both Gibbs and Sanchez for losing possession in the build up while he blamed Cazorla for not bringing Hazard down outside the box before he won the spot kick, as the trio just sat quietly and took his criticism’s on board.

The report suggests that Arsene hadn’t been seen this angry since we lost 2-0 at home to Swansea in December 2012 as he felt he got his game-plan spot on, but was let down by the players.

It’s difficult to know what to make of the report as Goal only cite an unnamed ‘source’ but I’d be pleased if it’s true. I think the boss  is too protective of the players and needs to kick a few backsides now and then.

There’s nothing wrong with pulling players up if they’ve made a mistake and it’s also good to hear Arsene showing some fight. He’s often criticised himself for taking defeat on the chin too easily as if he no longer cares, so this tells us he might have got that fire back in his belly, which can only be a good thing.



  1. rellends

    October 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    i didn’t think any of those 3 were particularly culpable. can’t think of gibbs having a rick, cazorla shouldn’t have been subbed and at least sanchez looked fired up. fingers should have been pointed at the likes of koscielny and ozil.

  2. TimsGr8

    October 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    if we hadn’t conceded goals could we’ve scored? we realy didn’t have plans to score as it was evident. If not we could ve gotten more than 2 goals before they scored 2, were we more direct and goal minded. So the game was not lost in d defense it was entirely lost in the attack.

  3. bolly lasu

    October 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I agree with Wenger, the 3 players he mentioned fumbled and I will also blame Koscieny and Matersacker for the second goal, they were both on parallel line.

  4. Liam

    October 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Wenger was to blame as always in the big games. clueless with tactics, only knows one way

  5. lucas

    October 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Wenger is never known for doing this-he will always shed his player…….for him to have done this am sure they Ruined his plan to a certain extent!!

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