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Arsenal "lost organization" in Bayern defeat - Wenger

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 01:12

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal 'lost organisation' and looked 'mentally jaded' as Bayern Munich defeat them 5-1 in Champions League.

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SENDING WITH FULL SCRIPT SHOWS: MUNICH, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 15, 2017) (PATV - ACCESS ALL) 1. ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER WALKS IN AND SITS DOWN FOR NEWS CONFERENCE 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER, GIVING ASSESSMENT OF MATCH, SAYING: "The real problems we faced came after the third goal I felt because we lost our organisation and we looked mentally very jaded and very vulnerable from that moment onwards. And after, the last 25 minutes, were a nightmare for us because we looked like we had no response." 3. WHITE FLASH 4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER, SAYING: "I think we have to see it to analyse that, but it looked like that from outside that we'd lost our organisation. Not only did we lose our centreback but after the third one (goal), it was a combination of mental, and as well organisational because before that we controlled them quite well." 5. WENGER GETTING UP AND WALKING OUT OF NEWS CONFERENCE STORY: Treble-chasing Bayern Munich silenced their critics in spectacular fashion on Wednesday (February 15), dishing out a humiliating 5-1 Champions League triumph over Arsenal with their most complete performance yet under Carlo Ancelotti. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left demoralised at his post-match news conference, which lasted less than three minutes. Wenger bemoaned the loss of influential defender Laurent Koscienly to injury just after half-time, but also admitted that his players should have responded better to going a goal down. "The real problems we faced came after the third goal I felt because we lost our organisation and we looked mentally very jaded and very vulnerable from that moment onwards. And after, the last 25 minutes, were a nightmare for us because we looked like we had no response," said Wenger. Arsenal look certain to exit Europe's premier club competition at the first knockout stage for the seventh season in a row and the pressure on Wenger is mounting. Wenger himself highlighted how poor Arsenal were in terms of organization, something that is unlikely to rebuff his many critics. "I think we have to see it to analyse that, but it looked like that from outside that we'd lost our organisation. Not only did we lose our centreback but after the third one (goal), it was a combination of mental, and as well organisational because before that we controlled them quite well," said the beleaguered Frenchman. Wenger is out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to accept fresh terms on offer. The decision on his future is expected to be taken mutually by the manager and the club at the end of this season.

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Arsenal "lost organization" in Bayern defeat - Wenger

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 01:12