Wenger slams defenders over Arsenal 1-0 defeat


Wenger slams defenders over Arsenal 1-0 defeat

Arsenal are aiming to win their opening two matches of a Premier League season for the first time since 2009/10.

Stoke City forward Jese Rodriguez could make his debut following his season-long loan move from Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal will be hoping to keep pace with Manchester United as the Red Devils take on Swansea City in Saturday's early kick-off in the Premier League. Francis Coquelin, Per Mertesacker, and Shkodran Mustafi are back in the team, improving the stance a bit further.

It's not time to seriously worry about Arsenal yet.

Kolasinac is nicknamed "The Tank" and, speaking to the press ahead of the game, Wenger suggested that the player's energy and attitude is able to lift the rest of the team and crowd.

Another outcome of that counter-attack was a pulled hamstring for Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri, who hobbled off soon after, his game over, to be replaced by Berahino.

The signings of Burno Martins Indi and Jese should add quality to the squad that travelled on Merseyside while the only notable absentee is Julien Ngoy (Thigh).

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Arsenal began their season with a wild, back-and-forth win against Leicester at the Emirates last weekend, coming from behind twice before eventually running out 4-3 winners thanks to a late Olivier Giroud header.

Within minutes, Wenger's defence somehow managed to leave the towering Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross unmarked eight yards out, after the breakdown of a set-piece, and he headed over from Choupo-Moting's centre.

Butland made another fine save, stopping Welbeck as he again headed for goal, before the anonymous Ozil shot just wide.

Lacazette had the ball in the net with a sharp finish from inside the penalty area but despite appearing to be level, the assistant adjudged that the Frenchman was offside.