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Wenger running out of excuses after West Brom defeat

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was at a loss to explain how his team suffered yet another defeat this season, one which potentially condemns them to finish outside the top 4 for the first time under the Frenchman.

A disappointed Wenger shared in his interview with Match of the Day, "It was a typical Premier League game. A team that likes to play and a team that defends well. It was a tough performance. They caught us on set pieces and one break and that made the difference.

"Overall our record against set pieces is quite good. We were a bit naïve, maybe, on the corners. Then we were punished. It’s a shame. We looked in the second half to take completely over.

"We didn’t create enough. We lost Alexis Sanchez in the second half, he was very dangerous in the first. He came out in the second half and he couldn’t move any more. In the first half he was a guy who created a lot.

"It leaves us in a unique situation that we’ve never had before. We face big problems to regroup and find resources to sort out the problem. We need some togetherness. We face some serious challenges. The City game at home is a big game for us."

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