Arsene Wenger confident he is still the man for Arsenal


"You can say maybe it's true or not, I think at the moment it looks more obvious that the team looks for confidence". Not since October 2002 have we been able to say that.

He also blamed the fact Arsenal played Manchester City on Thursday at the Emirates in the Premier League, suffering their second 3-0 defeat of the week against Pep Guardiola's champions-elect. The win moves Brighton up to 10th place, on 34 points whereas Arsenal are stuck where they have been for the past month, in 6th place on 45 points.

Manager Arsene Wenger remains under intense pressure following this 2-1 defeat, with a large section of the travelling support calling for his head at one point in the first half.

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Michail Antonio got one back for West Ham in the 79th minute, but the visitors' third defeat in their last four games leaves them three points above the relegation zone.Troy Deeney pushed West Bromwich Albion closer to relegation as the Watford striker's late goal sealed a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.

Arsenal conceded twice in the first 26 minutes at Brighton, both following errors by goalkeeper Petr Cech.

"I try to find solutions where the team feels comfortable and confident".

Since then, however, Mkhitaryan has not registered another assist in the Premier League, and has created just four chances in three league games as Arsenal slipped to 13 points behind the top four in sixth place.

Wenger acknowledged that recent results were the worst of his career but, asked if he was the man still to turn the club around, he said: "Yes, because I've done it before".

"The League Cup situated in the middle of the season is always very hard when you don't win it".

When asked if he can turn around their form he added: "Yes, because I have done it before".

They return to action on Thursday as they visit AC Milan in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie. He made good players into very good players, very good players into world class players, and many, many of them.

It took just seven minutes for Arsenal to go behind against Brighton in their Sunday EPL match. Tough, objective judgement as well. but when you struggle for confidence it's hard.

Manchester United travel to Crystal Palace on Monday looking for a victory that would put them back above Liverpool in second.