EPL: Wenger reveals how his successor would feel after Arsenal lost to Man United
Arsene Wenger has revealed how his successor would feel about Arsenal players after their 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Frenchman also said his players were not happy losing the game to Jose Mourinhio’s side and expressed their anger in the dressing room.
Wenger said his players were ‘distraught’ in the dressing room after their last-gasp 2-1 defeat to the Red Devils.
In what could be his final game at Old Trafford, Wenger fielded a makeshift side which included 20-year-old debutant Konstantinos Mavropanos, Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
The Gunners went a goal down through Paul Pogba’s strike in the 15th minute but Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted an equaliser in the second half.
Wenger’s men appeared on course to secure a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford before Marouane Fellaini came on in the second half to scored in injury time.
“We had a very young team, and overall the performance was positive,’ said Wenger.
“There were many question marks before the game – will we be strong enough to fight with Manchester United today?
“I must say, the quality of our game was good, the spirit was good, individually many players stood up to what was requested.’
“My successor will watch this game today. Hopefully he will come to positive conclusions of the players.
“Can they be part of the future for Arsenal Football Club? I think some of them have shown today, yes, 100 per cent.”