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Wenger says there’s no need to panic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he won’t panic after the Gunners’ 4-3 loss against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Arsenal got off to good start with Theo Walcott giving the home side the lead in the 31st minute, after missing a penalty just a minute earlier, but it all went downhill after that. Philippe Coutinho tied things up for Liverpool right before halftime, and in the second half the Reds would go on to score three more goals before Arsenal found a reply with goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers. But it wasn’t enough as Liverpool held out for the win.

But Wenger says there won’t be any panic in the dressing room, as he believes in his players and their mental strength.

“It’s not pleasant but we have shown in the past that we have the mental strength to bounce back,” Wenger told Sky Sports. “We have to not panic.

“We played a very good first half and we were unlucky to concede just before half-time because the free-kick looked very harsh.

“We didn’t recover properly and we paid for the lack of experience at the back and the fact some players are not ready physically to last 90 minutes at that level.

“It’s disappointing because in the first half we should have come out with at least a one-goal lead and then 10 minutes later you are 3-1 down. We lacked a bit of stability.”

Asked whether the club needs to make a push in the transfer market the Frenchman replied: “We need players back, I have said many times that we are working very hard to get one or two players in. There is not much time left, but it has to make sense and be quality.

“It’s about identifying the players and getting the right availability.”

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