Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger blames complacency for second-half crumble against Anderlecht

After Arsenal threw away a 3-0 lead to Anderlecht in last night’s Champions League clash, manager Arsene Wenger suggested his side became complacent, reports BBC Sport.

“We had a poor defensive performance from the first until the last minute. We never looked comfortable and we got punished. Annoyed? Yes. It is very disappointing. We were very poor. In the Champions League you need to be at your best mentally and we weren’t today,” he said.

Arsenal were 3-0 up by the hour mark at home against Anderlecht, but somehow crumbled in the final half an hour, conceding the final goal in injury time. The result all but ruled them out of topping their group, despite having two games to go, and their defensive woes still have been eradicated.

“Maybe subconsciously we underestimated Anderlecht at 3-0. We never looked good enough defensively. It was a combination of fatigue and switching off. We dropped off and were always open,” Wenger added.

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