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I am the problem—Arsene Wenger after Liverpool thump Arsenal

“Liverpool haven't beaten Arsenal, they have destroyed them. Thumped them. Torn them apart.” Those were the words of Robbie Savage, pundit with BBC Radio 5 after Arsenal’s humiliating defeat at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

"If some people feel as if I am the problem, then I am sorry that I am the problem," Wenger told Sky Sports.

The apologetic Frenchman made the remarks shortly after Arsenal had been thumped by Liverpool on Match day 3 of the Premier League’s new season.

He however still had the nerve and the guts to call on the club’s fans to stay be behind them in this situation after losing back-to-back on their trips to Stoke City and Liverpool.

"But we want our fans to be with us even in a losing performance like that. The only thing we can do is come back and give them a better performance," he added.

Despite finishing fifth last season and missing out on a champions’ league place for the first in 21 years at the club, Wenger signed a new two-year deal with the gunners at the end of last season amidst strong calls from supporters for him to be replaced.

When asked about what went wrong his side’s performance on the day, Wenger said “everything”.

"We were not at the right level from the first minute - physically, technically and mentally - and we were punished," he remarked.

"Today our performance was not acceptable. It is true today we were an easy opponent for Liverpool.

"Our performance was absolutely disastrous. Not to become too emotional, we have to take some distance, and there are some reasons behind it, and the players now go on their international break, but we do have to take the consequences of our performance today,"

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