Arsenal out of FA Cup after stunning
Arsène Wenger turned on his players after watching them go out of the FA Cup to Nottingham Forest and admitted it “hurts very much” to experience a third-round defeat for the first time since he took over as Arsenal’s manager in 1996.
Wenger had made nine changes for the trip to the City Ground but said he was entitled to field such an experimental side with the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea coming up on Wednesday, and added that Arsenal needed to take responsibility for themselves rather than adding to his criticisms of referees.
Arsenal’s players had been convinced that Kieran Dowell had accidentally struck the ball twice when he scored a late penalty to seal Forest’s 4-2 win but Wenger spared the referee, Jon Moss, and directed his criticisms towards his own players for being, in his view, inferior in every department to the team who are 14th in English football’s second tier.
“They [Forest] looked sharper. They had more chances and an outstanding performance. They were sharp, winning decisive challenges, and dangerous going forward, and overall they deserved to win, as simple as that. Overall I would like to congratulate Nottingham Forest.”
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Ben Brereton’s penalty gave Forest a 3-1 lead and Dowall’s spot‑kick restored Cory Littleton Youth jersey the home side’s two-goal advantage after Danny Welbeck had capitalised on a mistake by the Forest goalkeeper, Jordan Smith, to score Arsenal’s second goal.
Forest’s centre-half, Joe Worrall, was sent off late in the game for a second bookable offence but the Midlands club Kyle Quincey Jersey will go into the fourth-round draw on Monday despite Wenger’s assertion that his players had told him “100% that he [Dowell] double-touched the penalty”.
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