Arsene Wenger worried with set-pieces organisation, confirms no new signings
Written by Jeffrey on December 30, 2010 4:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger declared the Gunners had quite a good game on Wednesday against Wigan Athletic as he was completely satisfied with the players involved.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Frenchman believes the two scored goals were very good goals as he added how the eleven who started at the DW Stadium could have easily featured against Chelsea, on Monday. The Arsenal boss was however disappointed at how the Gunners failed to keep the lead after the home side were reduced to ten men after Charles N’Zogbia was sent off.
Asked about conceding from a set-piece once more, Wenger explained how there is little or no communication going on between players when these are to be defended as he believes communication could indeed be better.
The Frenchman concluded by again confirming he will sign no new players in the January transfer window explaining how there is already enough quality in the side and how all players are properly focused to achieve their objective.
After the 2-2 draw, Wenger said:
Overall I think we had quite a good game and the players who came in did very well. Arshavin scored a great goal, Bendtner scored a great goal and I have exactly the same confidence in every single player.
The players who started tonight could have started against Chelsea as well. For me that doesn’t make any difference and they were eight international players coming in. Overall we had a good game tonight. The frustrating thing is we were 2-1 up and conceded a set-piece.
At that moment we were 11 against 10 and that is very difficult to accept, but overall it was a very hard game.
[Set pieces are a concern] because nobody looks from the outside to take charge on the organisation side.
There is no voice when the focus drops a little bit. You don’t feel that anybody takes charge on alertness and we need to communicate much better than that. The way we conceded this corner is of course very disappointing but you have to give credit to Wigan.
No [no new signings], we focus on the players we have and I think we have enough quality. The players are conscious of that and will rectify that.
The quality of the game is there, the quality of the focus is there, let’s keep going and I’m confident we’ll have a good Christmas