Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger thinks that his team may have been taught a lesson in European football after their loss against Ukranian team Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night.
The 2-1 defeat for the Gunners came in the Uefa Champions League Group H fixture. The Arsenal boss chose a young Arsenal team, with Theo Walcott grabbing their only goal as they eventually slumped to defat.
Former Arsenal player Eduardo twisted the knife further against his former side as he scored the winner for Shakhtar just before half time.
According to report, Wenger was undeterred by the loss, as he recounted their successful home record and noted that they have only lost three of their last 30 games.
“We have learned the lesson that at this level you cannot lose focus at any moment and that is why we were punished,” declared Wenger.
“But we are still in a strong position in the group. We lost concentration in the duels and you could see what was coming towards half-time.
“We had a good start, but after we lost our urgency and let Donetsk come into the game too much.
“I felt we moved out of the game altogether and moved into the game altogether, so it was more of a team problem, a kind of complacency problem more than an individual problem.”
Wenger told reporters how his team face a tough league game this weekend against Newcastle United.
“At the moment we are not in a position where we can choose – we have to fight,” he noted.
“We will win what we can and not choose too much.”