Arsenal boss Wenger finds no faults after ‘unfair’ defeat to Man City

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was frustrated after his side lost 1-0 to Manchester City at the Emirates in the Carling Cup quarter-final, describing his young team as “naive”.

The Gunners created several chances throughout the game but could not recover from Sergio Aguero’s 85 minute strike and were eliminated from the competition.

The Frenchman has admitted that the lack of experience in the side contributed to the defeat but he insisted that there were positives to be taken from his team’s performance.

“It was an unfair result but I felt we were a bit naive,” Wenger is reported as saying in The Belfast Telegraph.

“I felt as well we did not take our corners very well but overall what is frustrating is that we lost a game we looked the winner of.

“We put a lot of effort in and are not rewarded. We lacked a little bit of experience to be decisive in the final third.”

He continued: “I think in midfield (Emmanuel) Frimpong did well and (Francis) Coquelin did well. Sometimes you could feel in the final third we lacked a little in creativity — but overall we did well and I cannot fault the team. They did very well and showed heart, quality and desire.”

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