Date: 22nd October 2012 at 10:05am
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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.’