Wenger admits defensive frailty
Gunners boss says defenders have work to do
Last Updated: July 29, 2012 2:19pm
Arsene Wenger: Feels Arsenal looked defensively fragile against KitChee
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits some of his less experienced defenders are yet to reach Premier League standard after watching his side fail to beat KitChee in Hong Kong.
The home side took advantage of the Gunners' shambolic defending to lead 2-1 at the break, though young German Thomas Eisfeld scored for the second time on the tour to secure a 2-2 draw.
Wenger, who used the likes of Craig Eastmond, Kyle Bartley, Ignasi Miquel and Nico Yennaris at the back, said: "I think defensively we looked fragile, especially in the first half.
"In the second half not so much because we were not challenged. Defensively we have a lot of work to do as a unit to do much better.
"We let everybody play and some players are not yet at the level of the Premier League. It is a learning process. If you don't do it in pre-season then you never do it - you give them a chance to see what is requested at the top level.
"I played all of the defenders during this tour to see who is ready and who is not. We have Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker at home - three experienced defenders."