Alexis not to blame for Arsenal scoring woes - Wenger

Alexis not to blame for Arsenal scoring woes - Wenger

He has been particularly profligate since last netting in a 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town, with Arsenal following up their 3-1 defeat to Manchester United with draws on the road against Southampton and West Ham.

Arsene Wenger suspects his players are still suffering a hangover from their loss by Manchester United at the start of December as they drew a blank against West Ham.

Wenger has only ever taken Sanchez off previously when Arsenal have been in a winning position, but he denied the decision to introduce Alexandre Lacazette at the expense of the 28-year-old had nothing to do with his current form.

"We have to continue to focus on the quality of our game and not to focus too much on the fact that we are not ruthless at the moment".

"He is not a sub for me, he is a regular player, but I have plenty of good strikers and you can not play all of them together".

"You don't give up". Our job is to fight as long as we can and give our best'. I don't listen much to all that.

While a third game without a win was another blow to Arsenal's Champions League hopes, a point was another step in the right direction for West Ham following Saturday's win over Chelsea. Wenger was confident his side would not finish the season in seventh.

"Our performances are not reflected by the results".

"But we've tightened up, we've not conceded any goals in the last couple of games, and we were a bit unfortunate against Man City".

"We create chances. The goals will come". If you had given us four points against Chelsea and Arsenal... and we were unlucky against City.

Captain Mark Noble was one of the standout performers and set up Hernandez's late chance, which saw goalkeeper Petr Cech possibly get the slightest touch to the Mexico striker's curling shot. If you hang in there, sometimes you get a chance to win it.

"I don't know what has happened to Hector Bellerin, who has really gone backwards for Arsenal", Cascarino wrote in his column in The Times. They did that against City, they did that against Chelsea and they did that tonight.

The Spaniard put in a good performance in a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium and has followed that up with two clean sheets against top-quality opposition.

Hammers boss David Moyes has said he is interested in signing Wilshere, given his lack of game time at the Emirates and the uncertainty surrounding his future.



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