Arsene Wenger has taken the blame for Arsenal’s shock Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, saying poor tactics cost his side the match at the Maksimir Stadium.
French attacker Olivier Giroud was sent off before half-time for two bookable offences as the Premier League side crashed 2-1 to the Croatian giants.
Wenger made six changes from the side that defeated Stoke City at the weekend, and the Frenchman says he was to blame for the defeat.
“You know that when you don’t win the game you have to look at yourself and think, ‘I didn’t get it right,'” Wenger is quoted as saying by Daily Express.
“I personally don’t believe that the players who came in had a bad game. It just didn’t work. We know we have to do that again. We were maybe a bit unlucky and maybe lacked cohesion or some competition in some situations.
“I have to analyse that. It’s very difficult to give you a definite answer straight after the game.”
Goals to Josip Pivaric and former Manchester United prodigy Junior Fernandes were enough on the night for the Croatian outfit to claim its first win in the Champions League in 16 matches.
Arsenal face a tough test against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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