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Arsene Wenger: This is why we lost so heavily against Chelsea in Beijing


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blamed fatigue for his side's defeat against Chelsea in Beijing.

The Gunners suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat against Antonio Conte's men.

New signing Alexandre Lacazette failed to impress as the North Londoners struggled to trouble Conte's Morata-less side.

"I think it was a game of a good level where we finally lost well," Wenger told reporters.

"It was a bit of a combination for us, I think it was a good opportunity for me to see players at that level who have no experience.

"I tried to play two teams with a mixture of regular players and young players. Of course you could see that we were a bit less mature than Chelsea.

"Also it was the last day of our tour, it was quite long and we looked a bit jaded tonight.

"I think the impact is small. We are a bit tired because we worked hard. Overall, we fly back tonight and we recover.

"It is normal that the players are a bit tired after two weeks of intense preparation. This week we had two intense games as well but for us it's better than playing weaker teams.

"We had two big teams to play and it's good to see the potential of everybody in these kinds of games."

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