The Arsenal manager admitted on Sky immediately after the game that “even experienced players were not at their best”, and he went further in a French television interview to suggest they had dragged down some of the younger stars.
“Certain players individually were not at their best and when you are very young and inexperienced and there seems to me players who are not playing at their best level, well that hurts,” Arsene Wenger said.
Arsene Wenger felt 'hurt' by Arsenal's performance against Chelsea
Arsenal are now 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea
In particular he was furious at the way Eden Hazard was allowed to run through the heart of the team for the second goal.
“There were players who know Hazard well and know very well that you don’t let him get up a head of speed and we were very naive,” he added.
Fans reflect on Arsenal's woeful defeat to Chelsea
Sat, February 4, 2017
Express Sport brings you the best tweets as Arsenal fans reflect in their woeful defeat to Chelsea on Saturday
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Arsenal fans reflect in their woeful defeat to Chelsea on Saturday
Arsenal are now 12 points behind Chelsea at the top of the table with just 14 games left of the season.
They return to Premier League action against Hull next weekend before beginning their Champions League knockout stages with an away fixture at Bayern Munich.