Arsenal’s manager, Arsene Wenger, has said that the team is not giving up on the English Premier League, despite the Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United.
The Gunners slipped 15 points behind leaders Manchester City after the Saturday’s home match to Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium
However, Wenger is of the opinion that the team is still in the race because they should learn and become ‘angry’ from the loss.
He said: “I am here to fight as long as I can, as long as mathematically it’s possible you have to fight, you cannot give any other message out.”
A superb performance from United goalkeeper David de Gea denied Arsenal, who suffered a first home loss of the season after winning the previous seven.
When told that North London rivals’ Tottenham’s manager Mauricio Pochettino has just about accepted his team cannot win the title, Wenger refused to do the same.
“I am not Pochettino, I am Arsene Wenger,” he retorted to UK newspapers.
Arsenal had 33 shots against United, but De Gea made an incredible 14 saves to deny Wenger’s team.
Wenger reckons it was difficult to accept the result after playing so well but believes the experience should make his players even hungrier.
“I believe the game, it has to make us angry and even more determined,” he said.
He also added: “If I am a player, and I think with what we produced, we have a huge potential, and we lose the game, we cannot accept that.
“That’s what you want; the players have produced a quality performance.”