Wenger: Lack of goals could be psychological

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Arsene Wenger says that the Gunners lack of firepower at the moment could be a psychological problem, and with just one goal in the last 180 minutes of football, the Arsenal manager pointed to all the chances missed against Manchester United as a contributory factor.

That day, despite 33 attempts on goal, Arsenal could only muster the one goal, and last night’s 0-0 draw with West Ham saw Wenger’s team draw a blank once more.

The Frenchman was frustrated after the game, but insists that the goals will return.

“I felt that the 33 shots on goal against Manchester United and the chances we missed had a little impact there, ” he said.

“But we need to continue focusing on the quality of our game and not to focus too much on the fact that we are not ruthless at the moment.

“That will come back by not making too big a problem of it. There are periods like that where adjusted finishing is not right.

“It is a moment where our performances are not reflected by our results because against Manchester United we had 33 shots on goal but did not win the game and at Southampton we had a lot of possession and it was a similar game to tonight basically.

“It’s true, it’s a bit frustrating, we had to keep confidence in our game and we go through a patch where there’s a difference between what we create and what we score, but that will not last.”

For more on last night’s game, read today’s Arseblog: Boring, boring Arsenal

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