Frustrated Wenger in Tears, as He Exits Arsenal Without European Cup
The defeat against Atletico Madrid means Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal at the end of the season after 22 years that yielded three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups but no European trophy.
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, was devastated and frustrated after suffering defeat against Atletico Madrid on Thursday Night. The coach was unable to secure a place in the finals of the Europa League, after a 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid.
Thanks to a familiar weapon of mass destruction, Diego Coasta who denied Wenger and his boys European cup Glory. The game was Wenger’s last European game in charge as he is ready to leave the club by the end of the season
“I am sad and very disappointed overall, very frustrated as well,” Wenger told a news conference. “When you go out of the competition it is very difficult to take. It’s very sad, very, very, very sad. I’m very sad tonight. Unfortunately, you have to go through that – the game can be very cruel. Sometimes it’s very nice, but the suffering is very strong tonight.”
The defeat implies that Wenger will exit the club with no European Cup to his name, even after winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups in his 22 years reign as Arsenal Manager The Frenchman blamed his team’s carelessness in the first Leg.
He rued his team’s inability to win the game at the Emirates even after Atletico had been reduced to 10 men early in the game when Sime Vrsjalko was sent off.
“We missed something in the final third. Looking at the chances over the two games, the least we could say is we are very frustrated,” Wenger added. “The tie should have been over in the first game. We missed a lot of opportunities and missed something in the final ball. They (Atletico) are a team that defends well. I believe we were a bit unlucky a few times.” He also cursed referee Gianluca Rocchi’s leniency in the face of Atletico’s fierce challenges.
“I think Gabi (Atletico captain) is happy to stay on the pitch. They broke a few counter-attacks and the referee took a while to give them a yellow card in situations where we could be very dangerous,” Wenger added. “They are a clever side that defends very well. (Diego) Godin saved five or six goals. They were in amazing positions and they have great defenders.
“It was a very intense game between two teams that gave everything. Congratulations to them and good luck to them in the final. I would say the winner of tonight’s game is the clear favorite in the competition.”