‘We were too timid’ – Arsene Wenger laments Arsenal’s poor start in Man City defeat

Goal :    Arsene Wenger bemoaned Arsenal’s poor start in their 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City, branding his side’s first-half performance as “timid”.

Laurent Koscielny saw red inside 10 minutes for the Gunners and, despite a missed penalty, goals from James Milner and Edin Dzeko left the hosts with a mountain to climb in the second half.

Arsenal rallied, thanks largely to a talismanic performance from Jack Wilshere, but were unable to dent City’s defence even with Vincent Kompany’s dismissal late on.