Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger speaking after the match with Tottenham in which the Gunners lost 2-1 in a fast paced affair said that despite Spurs dominating for long periods they were undone by two cheap goals.

“I’m disappointed with our performance, especially going forward,” said Wenger. “I thought we defended with resilience and solidarity, but going forward we made too many technical errors and we are not used to that. Many players were below par.

“They dominated us, especially in the middle of the park; at the end of the day we lost. The only regret we can have is that we gave two cheap goals away, but apart from that Tottenham had more of the ball and created more chances even if Lloris made some great saves.

The Arsenal boss went on to say that the clubs home form would now be critical in their desire for Champions League football next season.

He added: “It is a setback. In every season you have that. For us it is about recovering and preparing for the next game.

“We have played two more games away games that at home. It’s our home run that will be decisive.”