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Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: Wenger laments "disastrous" display

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said the Gunners' performance in their Premier League defeat to Liverpool on Sunday "was not good enough".

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Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: Wenger laments "disastrous" display
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Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger conceded that his team were punished for a "disastrous" display in their 4-0 Premier League thrashing at Liverpool on Sunday.

Goals by Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge at Anfield condemned the Gunners to a second successive league defeat after last weekend's 1-0 loss at Stoke City.

Wenger: "A very disappointing performance"

"Mentally it was difficult," Wenger told Sky Sports. "A very disappointing performance. It was disastrous.

"The result is a consequence of the performance. It was not good enough. We were beaten everywhere physically and in the end we made it easier for them.

"We have done recently well in the big games. That is why today is even more disappointing."

Arsenal's Alexis Sánchez looks dejected after Liverpool's third goal at Anfield on Sunday.

Wenger: "If some people feel as if I am the problem..."

Wenger faced dissent from large sections of Arsenal's support last season as his side missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years.

But he masterminded a stunning victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final and then signed a new two-year contract.

Asked about shouts of "Wenger out!" that were heard from the away end, Wenger replied: "I don't want to answer that. It's part of the crowd's feeling.

"If some people feel as if I am the problem, then I am sorry that I am the problem.

"But we want the fans to be with us even when we lose like that. All we can do is come back and give them a different level of performance."