Arsene Wenger admits: If there is someone to blame, it is me
Written by Jeffrey on April 25, 2011 4:45
For many it’s over. Another season will soon come to an end and Arsenal will unfortunately have nothing to show for it.
A below-par performance against Bolton Wanderers on Sunday saw Owen Coyle’s men take the lead on the 38th minute after taking full advantage of bad defending from the Gunners who equalised through Robin van Persie but again conceded from a set-piece in the second half.
Asked if the Gunners are still in the title race after Sunday’s disappointing defeat, manager Arsene Wenger explained that the chances are now “very minimal” as he added that his players will keep on fighting until the very end.
On whether the players are to blame for ending yet another season with no trophies, the Arsenal boss explained that they had an outstanding attitude this season and that he is to be held responsible for failing to end a six-year trophyless season.
After the game, Wenger said:
The chances are very minimal now, that is for sure. But we have to continue to fight. It is true that we have dropped too many points today.
It is very frustrating because we should have nine points from this week and we have two. That’s a little bit the story of our season.
The facts are the facts. I feel the players [have] had an outstanding attitude [during] the whole season and they are not to blame. If there is someone to blame, it is me. I pick the team and I choose the players. For me, the players [have] had an outstanding attitude all season.