By 1970's Gooner
Mr Wenger was baffled as to why the Arsenal players could not see the game out after netting in the 74th minute to make it 2 1 with that wonderful goal by Sanchez.
Was it Debuchy's injury he wondered?
Hell it was Debuchy's injury.
Mr Wenger has only himself to blame.
He really does and it has taken me the rest of Saturday, the whole of Sunday and the best part of today to get over it.
I couldn't believe how inept Wenger's management of the game proved to be after we scored what should have been the winner.
It was evident right after we scored the second goal that Man City were pushing forward to get the equaliser. Our players were having difficulty to gain possession of the ball and thus gain valuable time.
Ozil was having another average game and was beginning to tire.
Given these circumstances that were so obvious to everyone watching the game Mr Wenger did not make any substitutions until he was forced to.
Remember the goal was scored on 74!
The first sub was Chambers for Debuchy on 81!!!!!! 7 minutes after the goal.
The second sub was The Ox for Welbeck on....89!!!! 4 minutes ATER their equaliser (not before as it should have been)
And the third was Arteta for Flamini on.....90!!!!
What he should have done much much earlier was to take out Ozil who can't defend for his life and who was tiring and either put Arteta on to bolster the defensive line in front of the defence or if he is loath to change the balance of the team put The Ox on.
The Ox would have run them rugged on the flank keeping their defenders pinned back and he is not bad at defending either.
What an earth Ozil was doing on the pitch when the referee blew the final whistle is beyond me.
Wenger should have INTERVENED. He should have managed the game. He should have helped his players manage the game....
I am sorry but he didn't.