“For sure it is odd but in all situations we have to try to improve; in the tactical situation, the physical situation and also we must try to improve in this situation, and also we hope to be more lucky in the future”, he explains.
Arsenal return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Brom on Monday week as they look to climb the Premier League table.
Arsene Wenger discusses his team’s need to respond better to hard matches, which he says they did today vs. Chelsea.
Arsenal’s Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi (L) vies with Chelsea’s French midfielder N’Golo Kante. “Both teams are great teams, it’s a good draw”.
Arsenal lacked the time to capitalize on its man-advantage.
Cards do cost games, and Chelsea should be understanding that well.
“I don’t know [if his physicality is a problem]”, Conte said at his post-match media conference. But, that is not something that will happen every time. The game opened out, the pace remained high and players were trying to get in behind.
“It’s normal that we bring in fresh legs, we had (Alexis) Sanchez on the bench”. Fabregas and Cahill were suspended for that match, Eden Hazard not fit after his ankle break and the club was in the grip of a recruitment crisis as it wrestled with the demands of the summer window. Former Chelsea assistant manager Wilkins admits Morata is the better player but thinks Costa’s character should put him ahead of the Spain worldwide. Wenger shouldn’t be taking these chances like he did against Liverpool and Chelsea.
Not only were the heavy tackles flying in, but as the players went back down the tunnel, where only 90 minutes earlier the players had been joking around, tempers flared. I think in the end, even though we didn’t get the three points, we performed and now we can go with that into the next game.
Chelsea have already seen three red cards this season in five games.
The Brazilian saw red in the closing minutes at Stamford Bridge and he could have no complaints about his dismissal after lunging into a crude two-footed challenge on Arsenal defender Kolasinac.