Wenger: 'Overall the players put the effort in'
Arsene's post-Chelsea comments...
"Let's not reach a conclusion too quickly. I think if you take the points we have made since January 1, it's more than everybody else.
"I believe that, over a longer distance, you'll see more of the quality of the team than in the last two games.
"It is true that it is difficult to swallow what happened to us in the last week, but as well the mistakes are so big that they can be corrected.
"We have to keep the basis of our game and go into the next one with that and get those mistakes out of our system."
"Look, in football it is always difficult to be definite. People go quickly to definite conclusions. After the first game against Aston Villa, we were relegated.
"Today we are in a strong position in the league. It is down to how we get rid ourselves of these mistakes without losing the belief in our qualities. That is what is at stake."
"I think it was a very tight game that was decided on one or two mistakes, but overall you cannot play all the games with the same players and at some stage you have to rotate.
"It's not a regret. Overall, there are a lot of positives in the game, as well as negatives that we lost it.
"Giving the first goal away in the big games, you give yourselves a mountain to climb, especially against a team who are good on the counter and defend well.
"But overall the players put the effort in."
Source: Arsenal World
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