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Wenger: “If some people feel I am the problem, I am sorry”

Following Arsenal's 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, former Arsenal player Lee Dixon does not hold back in his critiques of the team's performance.

Arsene Wenger was left to answer for Arsenal’s horrible 4-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Saying the club made “unneeded mistakes” and was “absolutely disastrous,” but said it’s important not to react emotionally to the game.

[ RECAP: Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal ]

And he was asked about the probability that, after a second-straight Premier League loss, the #WengerOut crowd would have their pitchforks out yet again.

“If some people feel as if I am the problem then I am sorry that I am the problem but we want our fans to be with us even in a losing performance like that,” Wenger said. “The only thing we can do is come back and give them a better performance.”

Here’s more, from the longest-serving boss in the Premier League:

“Mentally it was difficult. A very disappointing performance, it was disastrous. But it is not good to become too emotional after the game. There are some reasons behind it that we have to analyse but the players now go on an international break. We have done recently well in the big games. That is why today is even more disappointing.”

Arsenal was as bad as it’s been in some time on Sunday, and now sit 16th early in this Premier League season. He’ll have agents on the phone this week, especially with Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the final years of their contracts.

He needs new blood, but he also need to let out significant old blood. What will be done by Thursday’s deadline?

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