Arsenal are out of the Capital One Cup after falling 3-0 to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday.
Arsenal lined up with a rotated squad, but it wasn’t strong enough to defeat second division Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough Stadium. Youngsters like Alex Iwobi, 19, and Glen Kamara, 20, got a spot in the starting XI.
The Gunners suffered a double setback as they not only lost the game, but also lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott to injuries in the first half.
Manager Arsene Wenger was disappointed to get knocked out of the tournament, but the Frenchman was also worried about the injured players.
“Of course, but we had double disappointment because we lost two lead offensive players and after that I felt that they were not experienced enough, Wenger told arsenal.com. “We were especially short in midfield. We had a lot of the ball but did not create a lot and Sheffield were sharper, brighter, more determined and in the end we lost on two set-pieces. It is always the same in football if you have the ball and you are not good enough to create you lose the game.”
Wenger also spoke about Arsenal’s upcoming league game against Swansea City, saying that the focus now is on the Premier League.
“The Premier League is our competition we want to focus on and ideally you want to win them all but we have to focus on the Premier League,” Wenger said. “We had six players at home, at least they didn’t get injured so we have to prepare well for Saturday.”