Arsenal boss Wenger frustrated by Swansea defeat

Arsene Wenger admitted he was ‘frustrated’ by Arsenal’s home defeat to Swansea City, telling Sky Sports that the team’s poor finishing in front of goal and mistakes in defence contributed to the three dropped points.

Bafetimbi Gomis scored for Swansea after coming on as a second half substitute in a match dominated by the Gunners, who recorded two-thirds of possession and 23 shots to Swansea’s eight, but couldn’t find a way past their former goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Gomis found the back of the net with five minutes to play while Fabianski made a number of smart saves to help the Welsh club return home with the victory and move a point behind seventh-placed Southampton and two short of Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal meanwhile missed the chance to go level on points with Manchester City, who are second.

Wenger lamented Gomis’ late intervention and while he was able to point to some positives from his team, the long-serving manager pointed his finger at a number of areas Arsenal were not up to standard. “It’s frustrating because we lost a game where we were not under any threat to concede,” he said.

“It was a question of finishing better, being patient and not to make a mistake at the back. We are a bit unlucky on the goal but guilty as well.

“Overall it’s frustrating but there are a lot of positives,” Wenger continued. “Unfortunately, this type of game you play 20 times you win it 19 and lose once. Tonight was that one.”

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