Arsene Wenger labelled his side ‘naive’ as they fell to a defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Robert Lewandowski scored a late volley to earn the win after Olivier Giroud had cancelled out Henrikh Mkhitaryan early strike. Wenger has not pleased by his teams performance, particularly unhappy with the winning goal.
“We put ourselves on the back foot with the first goal and naïve for the second goal.”
“If you look at the number of saves our keeper had to make tonight and you concede two goals, you can say we can only look at ourselves for not being mature enough in situations like that.”
“If you cannot win the game, you don’t lose it. Especially in the second half when we were on top, we made things difficult for ourselves by giving them the second goal.”
Lewandowski was lucky to be still on the field after only receiving a yellow card for a elbow to the face on Laurent Koscielny.
“It looked like [it could have been a red card] bit I haven’t seen it well. But the referee was in a much better position than I was and didn’t decide to do it. I will have to look at it again, I don’t know.”
Jurgen Klopp felt his side deserved the win despite Arsenal having the better of play.
“If you watched this game not for Arsenal and not for Dortmund, you can say maybe Arsenal had some better situations but they played at home and we didn’t come here to dominate Arsenal in London, we came here to get a result and that’s what we did.”
“I saw my team fighting and fir us we deserved to win this game.”
The defeat blows the group wide open with Napoli joining both Arsenal and Dortmund on 6 points, which sets up the final three games perfectly.