Wenger accuses Arsenal of 'not respecting rules' in Everton defeat

Wenger accuses Arsenal of 'not respecting rules' in Everton defeat

Arsene Wenger has accused Arsenal of failing to
adhere to their game plan during the 2-1 Premier
League defeat to Everton on Tuesday.
Headed goals from Seamus Coleman and Ashley
Williams saw the home side come from behind at
Goodison Park and inflict a first defeat since
August upon the Gunners.
Wenger was frustrated at the way his side
conceded and said the players were guilty of "not
respecting the rules" that were laid down in the
preparations for the match.
"We started well and were in control of the game,"
he told Arsenal Media. "After that, we lost a bit of
urgency and Everton made the game very physical.
"From that moment on we lost some goals we are
not used to losing. They disturbed our game, really,
they played a real cup game and at the end of the
day we lost from two headers from two defenders.
"You could expect [Romelu] Lukaku to score a goal
against us but not the way we conceded two goals
here.
"We knew exactly what was happening and the
first goal is exactly what we planned not to do. We
have to look at ourselves because we punished
ourselves by not respecting completely the rules
that we put out the night before we played."
The defeat means leaders Chelsea can move six
points clear of Arsenal by beating Sunderland at
the Stadium of Light on Wednesday.
The Gunners travel to Pep Guardiola's Manchester
City in their next match.

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