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Wenger at a loss to explain defeat
Published : 25 Sep 2010 19:30:30
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted his side had been out of sorts and did not deserve anything out of their shock 3-2 defeat at home to West Brom.Three second-half goals from Peter Odemwingie, Gonzalo Jara and former Arsenal player Jerome Thomas put Albion in dreamland before Samir Nasri scored two late consolation goals for the home side.It left Arsenal four points adrift of Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea while West Brom moved into fifth place."We were poor and we got a poor result," said Wenger. "We were poor everywhere - at the back, up front and in the middle of the park. We had an off day and were not good enough to win the game. I believe the concentration that gives you the sharpness was not there."We made it more difficult because we were not at our usual level, defensively or offensively. Anything was difficult for us - to pass the ball, to win it back. Overall we got what we deserved, that is zero points. We didn't deserve more."Wenger however refused to criticise goalkeeper Manuel Almunia who gave away a first-half penalty and then saved it, before gifting Albion their second goal by letting Jara's shot slip through his fingers.