Despite Arsenal’s loss 3-1 loss to Manchester United, Arsene Wenger does not want to concede defeat in the Premier League title race.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has already ruled his team out of contention but Wenger does not want to do the same.
“I am not Pochettino, I am Arsene Wenger,” the Arsenal boss said.
“I am here to fight as long as I can. As long as mathematically it’s possible you have to fight. You cannot give any other message out.”
“I believe from the game, it has to make us angry and even more determined,” Wenger added.
“If I am a player, and I think with what we produced, we have a huge potential, and we lose the game. We cannot accept that.
“That’s what you want, the players have produced a quality performance.
“What makes you angry is that you produce that performance and in the end, you have nothing to show for it. That’s very difficult to accept.”
Wenger also welcomed the fans positive reaction during their game at the Emirates Stadium.
“The crowd sees as well that the team produced what is expected of them.
“The crowd was outstanding. And the team was outstanding. But, we were not efficient. I cannot deny that. They have scored three, we have scored one.”
Although Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi gifted United goals in the opening 11 minutes, Wenger refused to point fingers, preferring to shoulder the responsibility.
“I am not here to especially blame people,” Wenger added.
“I want Arsenal Football Club to win. When the performance is of that quality, we have to be efficient.
“We are in this job to be efficient, you know. So I blame first myself.”