Arsène Wenger angry at ‘unconvincing’ Arsenal after defeat by Swansea

• Arsenal manager laments ‘massive mistakes’ in latest away setback
• Wenger defends inclusion of Olivier Giroud among substitutes

Arsène Wenger lamented the “unusual and massive mistakes” that led his team to suffer a humiliating defeat against Swansea City, leaving Arsenal with eight points to make up on Liverpool if they retain ambitions of finishing in the top four. Sam Clucas scored twice and Jordan Ayew got Swansea’s other goal following a dreadful mistake by Petr Cech as the Welsh club recovered from falling behind to pick up a precious win that moves them out of the relegation zone.

“We made unusual and massive mistakes and that was a killer.” Wenger said. “I think the turning point of this game was when we were 1-0 up, we were absolutely guilty to concede the goal straight away and we have no rational explanation for that. Overall we were not convincing defensively and we were not convincing offensively.”

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