Reports have emerged claiming that Arsene Wenger felt his Arsenal side were unfortunate to lose to Swansea City on Wednesday night.
The Gunners missed a golden opportunity to bridge the gap on league leaders Leicester City by losing 2-1 at home to the Swans after taking an early lead.
Arsenal squandered the advantage given to them by Joel Campbell’s 15th-minute opener by conceding to Wayne Routledge and Ashley Williams either side of the break, prompting a stern reaction from the manager.
“It was a very unlucky defeat because we created many chances, we were unlucky in our finishing and they only had two shots on target which were both goals,” he said.
“It’s a very disappointing result. The players are very down but we have to respond to that.”
However, there is no time to dwell on such a defeat as the Gunners face second-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on Saturday which will be crucial to their title aspirations.
Wenger added: “We focus on our job and come back reminding ourselves that we have some quality as well.
“Of course we have to analyse it as well and bounce back. We have a big game in three days.”