Wenger: 'We were below our usual level in every department'

Last updated : 13 January 2011 By Chris Parry
"I believe we can turn it around but we had a warning. We will have to produce a different performance at home. We had a lot of the ball but didn't do enough with it.

"Ipswich defended with heart and hurt us on the counter attack, they showed that you can have 70% of the ball without coming out on top. You have to give Ipswich credit. They fought for this win.

"We rely a lot on our sharp and crisp passing and that was a problem.

"We looked in control in the first half but looked much more vulnerable after the break. I put that down to fatigue."

"Let's not think that we lost the game because we haven't bought a central defender. We lost the game because we didn't play as well as we can. We have only two central defenders and we are short but I do not want to speak about any particular name.

"Frankly I am just disappointed about our defeat. It is early to talk about a player coming in. We have nine games in January and it happens sometimes that you don't always play well in every game.

"As a team we did not have the performance we wanted. We were below our usual level in every department and it would be unfair to put the blame in the defence.

"When you play in one half the long ball has 50 yards to be dangerous."