Wenger equals Ferguson’s shock record after humiliating Man City defeat

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Arsene Wenger etched his name in history with the humiliating defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.

Wenger’s Arsenal were torn to shreds by Manchester City thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva.

And it means Wenger remains without a League Cup trophy in his cabinet.

And it also puts him level with Sir Alex Ferguson on three League Cup final defeats.

Ferguson though did manage to win four from his seven finals.

But George Graham remains the only Arsenal boss to win the cup.

“When you lose 3-0 of course you have to look at defending better, but I still feel like for large periods we defended well, but we lost concentration sometimes and against good teams you pay for it,” Wenger said.

“It’s not the application that was missed it was the concentration at key periods that was missed. The second goal was a big goal in this game and for me, it was 100 per cent offside.

“We analyse all the games in a very mathematical way, we didn’t give too many chances away, but we gave away easy chances, and didn’t create enough for ourselves.”

He added: “I felt the game, we had the first good chance, a very easy one that we missed.

“After that we made a big mistake for their first goal. But we controlled them pretty well in the first half, but they came out in the second half, and we were unlucky because the second goal was offside. But congratulations to Man City, they deserve the win.

“You have to accept being criticized when you lose games. But I believe we have to recover quickly. We got to the final, we lost, so now we have to focus on the next Premier League game.”

Manchester City lifted the first of a possible three trophies for the season as they remain in the hunt for the Champions League and well on course for the Premier League title.


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