Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed his fears following their 3-0 humiliating defeat by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday night.
According to Wenger, lack of “concentration at key periods” could continue to cost his side after their defeat.
Arsenal are also out of the FA Cup and well adrift in the English Premier League, but are in the last 16 of the Europa League.
According to AFP, Manchester City won the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era with the help of an old-fashioned route-one goal from Sergio Aguero.
It was an impressive statement of intent from Guardiola’s team at Wembley after a shock FA Cup defeat to lowly Wigan last week ended their bid for an unprecedented quadruple.
The champions opened the scoring in the 18th minute when a long punt upfield from goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was controlled by Aguero, who coolly lifted the ball over a helpless David Ospina in the Arsenal goal.
Captain Vincent Kompany doubled the lead in the second half with just over half an hour to go and David Silva crashed Arsenal’s hopes by netting a third.
Manchester City manager Guardiola:
“The first half was not good – too many mistakes with simple passes – but the second half we played with more courage, more personality. That is why we were outstanding after the break.
“It was so important we won this after going out of the FA Cup. Now we have to focus absolutely on the Premier League and trying to win the games we need to win the title and try and progress to the Champions League quarter-final.
“This win is not for me, it’s for Manchester City.”
Arsenal boss Wenger:
“When you lose a game like that everything is questioned – the players, the team, the personalities.
“But we played against a good side, you cannot say that we played against an average side. They dominate the Premier League and they have good players. It is difficult to come back.”
City’s 3-0 win over Arsenal is their biggest ever cup final victory, as well as the Gunners’ biggest ever loss in a cup final.