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Wenger: 'The Gap Is Very Unpleasant.'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his anxiety over Arsenal's current league position. He finds his Arsenal team in 9th place, already ten points adrift of pace setters Chelsea with the very real threat that a title challenge is out of the question.

'The gap is very unpleasant,' Wenger said. 'We had an opportunity that Tottenham could win and we could win, and we both lost. That of course makes the gap a lot bigger.

'You cannot say you do not worry about that, but what is more disappointing is that we could not score. After we went 1-0 down we had the ball for 70 minutes and could not score a goal.'

Wenger was also very unhappy with the displat at Carrow Road: 'There was always something missing - sharpness, decisiveness in the box. Offensively we were really not at our level.

'It was a poor collective offensive performance, rather than one individual missing. We scored goals until now, we were just poor.

'It is a good lesson but I would have preferred not to get it, because if you need lessons like that you will stand there at the end of the season and be full of regrets.

'We have to face the reality that if you are not completely ready in the Premier League, then you have no chance.'

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Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 22 2012

Time: 10:04AM

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Happy Birthday, Le Boss. Too bad the lads didn't give you much to celebrate about:-)
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22/10/2012 14:55:00

I just saw Wenger's post-match interview with Arsenal TV straight after the game. Interestingly, he said he didn't doubt the character of this team, but maybe some of them underestimated the fight that Norwich would provide. I find that really surprising because surely that would have been some of the message he'd been giving in the run up to the game. Let's hope it was just one of those days in the office, but to be honest, if the rest of the team don't start upping their game to match what Cazorla and Arteta have been producing then we're not going to get far this season. Hope that Jack can get back and stay injury-free now because he's definitely one that can make a huge difference to this team. Also hope that Bould gets the defending sorted out because we're starting to leak goals again.
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22/10/2012 16:37:00

Speaking of which, if Bould is credited with our 'defensive solidity' at the start of the season, do we hold him responsible for the recent frailties in defence? Just making the point as I did suggest the media was setting the young man up for the sword when they went on and on about how his appointment was the club's "best signing".
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22/10/2012 18:15:00

so.... where would Jacque play on his prodigal return to the team ? not a striker, not really a wide-forward, not a DM but anyways Arteta has been playing there... so it must be Diaby's slot that Ramsay has been warming....midfield of Arteta, Cazorla (apparently the 'free' player) and mon petite garcon Jacque.... interesting
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24/10/2012 10:53:00

You are such a Sage, Viyyash, to have figured that out, all by yourself.
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24/10/2012 15:12:00


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