Wenger: 'They tried to frustrate us and did that'

Last updated : 22 February 2009 By Chris Parry

"They tried to frustrate us and did that. We missed chances early and late in the game and we became nervous in front of goal.

"The attitude is very good among the players but in the final third we are not as efficient as we could be. Our passing is sometimes not incisive enough. Maybe the strikers are not alerted quickly enough. We were not quick or relaxed enough and, overall, it's difficult.

"Teams come here and play just one colossus up front and we have got to learn to cope with that."

"We are six points behind Villa, but there is still a long way to go. We are not sitting here with just three games left. Villa have difficult fixtures and we can come back. We also want to go as far as we can in the Champions League."

"Arshavin showed in glimpses that he has talent and he will be a player. He has shown as well he is not ready physically, but that will come. You could see if he was more on the ball, he can affect the game.

"You feel something will happen in the final third when he has the ball and he could have scored two goals in the first half. I see him playing everywhere around the strikers."