Henry wrote in his column in the Sun newspaper that he had “never heard the Arsenal supporters as angry as they were at the Emirates on Wednesday night”, following Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Swansea City.
“It looks a little bit like that, yes”, said Wenger, when asked if Arsenal are suffering a crisis of confidence. “I do not know for how long he will be out”.
“Everyone was looking at the next three games, but after winning here we have to try and build on it and go into the Norwich game”.
‘The question about Arsenal is – have Arsenal got the bottle to go there and win a game after the two results they’ve just had?
Wenger will now turn to David Ospina, who is a more than capable back up, in the hope that he can use some of Cech’s magical performances this season as inspiration.
Boss Wenger admitted the Gunners have lost the right to dream about a first Premier League title since 2004, and must quickly recover from Wednesday’s loss ahead of Saturday’s north London derby clash at Tottenham.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed goalkeeper Petr Cech is set to miss up to four weeks with a calf injury. “It’s a serious calf injury, “Wenger said, “he had a groin alert on the first goal”. He will not play on Saturday as well. We would then be six points behind the spuds with a much worse goal difference and even less confidence while they would have ridden the blow of losing to West Ham and bounced straight back.
The prognosis means that Cech is likely to miss at least four Premier League games, plus the Champions League second leg in Barcelona and the FA Cup replay against Hull.
“We are professional and we want to focus on how we respond to the defeat”. Man City and Spurs lost, and Leicester drew, meaning Arsenal had a huge opportunity to assert themselves as genuine title challengers once again. I’m not in the mood. It is a big disappointment for us to swallow this and we need to bounce back.
“We know we could have faced criticism, but it wasn’t change for change’s sake”.
“I do think we’ll stay up”.