Saying, “You don’t want to lose games that you should win,” Arsene Wenger lamented everything that went against his men in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss at Stoke City on Saturday.
“It’s a difficult defeat to swallow,” Wenger said. “We had chances. We should have won the game comfortably.”
The Gunners had a pair of penalty shouts go unheard and saw an Alexandre Lacazette goal called back for offside.
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If it was offside, it was as thin as the garlic in Paulie Cicero’s “Goodfellas” sauce.
“We scored a goal that is not offside. It’s a very easy decision. When the ball is kicked he is not offside, Lacazette.”
And those thin margins are what cost title contenders their season-ending goals. Here’s Wenger (all quotes from the BBC):
“I believe some teams will get something here, that is why if you want to play at the top you have to consider it three points dropped.”
Arsenal had 77 percent possession, but allowed Jese Rodriguez to score on one of the few times the Potters had the ball. Of that, Wenger said “I was not convinced by our central defense today.”