Wenger strong as Arsenal boss
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is still strong and motivated as Arsenal boss despite criticism and calls for him to step down.The French coach states that he will reveal his equation for management one day .
He adds that he feels motivated for management and says he will not liken himself to the outgoing Barcelona boss Luis Enrique. The Catalans head coach revealed that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Arsenal failed to overturn a 5-1 deficit following the first leg defeat in the hands of Bayern Munich in their last-16 Champions League tie. The gunners were instead humiliated by the same margin at the Emirates stadium to pave way for Bayern to qualify for the quarter finals.
The gunners took an early lead in the return leg against Bayern on Tuesday.However, it was unfortunate for the side as Laurent Koscielny was red carded early in the second half. It also resulted to a penalty that Robert Lewandowski converted to equalise for Bayern.
Wenger admits to take the blame for the heavy defeat before home fans.”When you are 1-1 and down to 10 men and have to score four goals, you could sit there and think, ‘I could put three defenders on now,” he stated.
He went for the second option of three defenders in defense line to seal Koscielny’s gap but things went from bad to worse.Bayern went riot at the Emirates as they scored four more goals in a short interval to seal an easy win.
“I went for the second option. Yes I got slaughtered because it finished 5-1, but that is what I decided and I stand up for that – I thought even if it is a one-in-a-million chance let’s go for it. Anyway you are out,” Wenger added.The French man is hesitant to drop a hint on his future at the club so far.
Attacking in search of an unlikely comeback, Arsenal conceded late goals and ended up losing by their biggest margin at the Emirates. Wenger maintains it was right to push on in the hope of achieving a miracle despite the massive margin.
Wenger is said to consider fan opinion on whether to leave Arsenal or not . He however admitted to watch Barcelona put a comeback record against PSG by overturning a 4:0 first leg deficit to 6:5 and was left astonished as to how the Catalan giants made it.
“I looked more at it from a tactical point of view, what is going on mentally in the head of the players. At the end of the game even when you have been so long in football you sit there and think, ‘How could this happen?.” he stated.