Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated his side were ‘too conservative’ as they allowed Swansea City to grab a last minute equalizer to draw 2-2 at the Emirates.
The Gunner’s second half of the season slump continues as their title challenge suffered a major blow after Mathieu Flamini’s own goal in the dying minutes meant Wenger’s side ended the night with only a point.
Arsenal were thrashed 6-0 by London neighbors Chelsea during the weekend and were hoping to bounce back against the Welsh outfit, with the Gunners leading 2-1 in the second half.
Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud scored in the space of two minutes to cancel out Wilfried Bony’s opener, but in the final moments of the game Flamini deflected the ball into his own goal to leave Arsenal trailing leaders Chelsea by six points.
“It’s really unlucky but we have to focus on the next game now and live with the result,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports.
“They defended well, which all teams do now. We need to be patient and not concede the second goal which I thought we did quite well.
“In the space of two minutes we scored two goals but after that you could see that our drive going forward was less.
“We were possibly more concerned about keeping the score (as it was) because of what happened on Saturday but we were too conservative.”