20 Aug '11, 4pm

Football: Wenger upbeat despite loss to Liverpool

Football: Wenger upbeat despite loss to Liverpool

LONDON: Arsene Wenger insists there is no reason to panic after 10-man Arsenal slumped to a 2-0 home defeat against Liverpool on Saturday. Wenger saw teenage midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong sent off and French centre-back Laurent Koscielny limp off as the Gunners' miserable start to the season continued. Arsenal, who had Gervinho dismissed in last week's draw at Newcastle, now have more red cards than points after their first two Premier League matches. Wenger, who now has half his first-choice team out because of suspension or injury, must raise his squad's spirits before next week's crucial Champions League play-off second leg in Udinese and then a daunting trip to Manchester United. Yet he has no intention of throwing in the towel at such an early stage of the season. "We had eight players out and still had a good performance, so it is not all doom and gloom," Wenger said....

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