Date: 22nd February 2016 at 7:57am
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Arsenal`s 0-0 draw on Saturday was as frustrating as it was unneeded, we didn`t play badly per se, indeed we created many great chances, it was our profligacy in front of goal that means we have a very unwanted replay.

The Gunners had 24 shots on goal with 11 of those on target and whilst many praised the Hull City keeper for having a “worldie” truth be told aside from two very good saves our shooting just was not good enough.

Arsene Wenger says it was a lack of coolness in front of goal that cost us.

“We were, on some occasions, too individualistic, lacked a bit of patience and coolness in front of goal, it shows you that in every single game all 18 members of the squad have to be focused otherwise you get nowhere.”

“It was frustrating because we had a lot of the ball, many shots and we couldn`t finish the game off because they defended well and we lacked a bit of quality in the final pass.”

“I feel our focus was not exactly of the same quality like last week [against Leicester] and that is what we paid for.”

Many people suggested that with our busy schedule in the league and Champions League it would have been better to lose than need a replay. That is of course nonsense. Wenger stopped short of calling it that but expressed his opinion on the matter.

‘I`m frustrated not to have won the game but we could have, and we hope to qualify at Hull. Between a replay and going out, I`m happy to have a replay.”

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