Wenger: We want to put things right against Saints

By SFC Media time Mon 01 Feb Club

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger wants his team to put things right against Southampton, after their 4-0 defeat at St Mary’s on Boxing Day.

The Gunners will welcome Ronald Koeman’s men to the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night, just a few weeks after being comprehensively beaten by them on the south coast.

Wenger wants his side to make sure they put in a much-improved performance this time around.

“They gave us a tough game last time and we have an opportunity at home to put that right,” said Wenger. "They were dominant in the challenges and the duels. We just came out of a very tough game against Man City, and maybe didn’t have the urgency to cope with that.

“We were a bit unlucky with three goals on the decisions of the referee as well, because the first one was offside, the second was a foul on [Laurent] Koscielny, and the third one was not a corner, but a goal kick. But we do not have to look for an excuse, we have to look at ourselves, and our performance on the day was not good enough.

"The message [this time] is that we play at home and we want to put things right and to put a strong performance in because the strength we show at home now in the remaining games can be decisive.”

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