Jack Wilshere has expressed his frustration at the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in yesterday`s London derby.
Although Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho battled a bit around the technical area, goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa helped the Blues triumph as they maintain their position at the top of the Premier League table with five points clear.
“It was frustrating and we’re disappointed,” Wilshere said to Arsenal Player. “It was obviously better than last year’s result but at the end of the day we still have the same outcome: no points and a disappointed team.
“We felt that we did alright. In the first 20 to 25 minutes we wanted to come out and keep a clean sheet. In the big games in the past we have lost it in the first 20 minutes so we wanted to keep it tight and I thought we did that.
“Then unfortunately there was a bit of magic from Eden Hazard and they got a penalty – you can’t plan for that.
Wilshere continued: “I thought we did alright in the second half – we had periods of possession when it felt like we were on top and we had a few half chances, but we didn’t create a clear-cut opportunity – maybe on another day we would score one of those half chances and create a few more.
“We didn’t really see Costa or [Cesc] Fàbregas all game and then all of a sudden he gets an opportunity, plays a 50-yard ball to Costa and it’s a goal.
“That is the difference at this level, we are playing against teams who, when you are on top, you have to make it count or they will punish you. That is what they did.”