Arsene Wenger reacts to Arsenal’s goalless draw with Southampton
Arsene Wenger discusses Arsenal's goalless draw with Southampton at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night
Arsene Wenger has insisted that his Arsenal team still believe they can win the Premier League title this season, despite watching his side drop to fourth place after Tuesday’s goalless draw with Southampton.
The north London side struggled to break down the battling Saints in north London despite enjoying 67 per cent of the possession in front of their home fans.
The stalemate means that Arsenal have now gone three Premier League games without scoring a goal and allowed local rivals Tottenham to move into third place thanks to their superior goal difference.
And despite admitting his frustration at Arsenal’s inability to conjure a winner against the Saints, Wenger told his team that they must keep fighting and believing that they can win the title this season.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Wenger said: “We put the energy level in and created chances. I cannot fault the team on that front.
“It is not only luck. I don’t believe too much in luck. We feel disappointed and guilty. In a game like that when you create chances you want to win. We had the chances to win it. But their keeper kept them in it.”
He continued: “At the moment, we have to say that we have dropped points but we have to keep fighting and believing.”
Arsenal’s next game is a trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.