Wenger: 'We took all the risks and were unlucky'

02 February 2012 08:14
Arsene's post-Bolton comments.

"There is a long way to go and I am confident we can come back. It is a long way to go. We have gone through a difficult period, we've lost three league games prior to tonight's match but we could have won the three as well.

"We have confidence but we have to produce it game by game - for us every game in the championship is a cup final for us now. Even when we have won championships we have not won for six games.

"It is part of football that when you lose three games like we did when you don't lose the fourth game it is already not too bad."

"We feel we have dropped two points because we had chances to win the game but it was a decent game against a different opponent who gives you the ball and marks tight and waits for their chance."

"We took all the risks and were unlucky because we hit the bar and the post and had some great chances and at the end we took the gamble to play with four strikers and we nearly got caught in the last five minutes

"I cannot fault the effort and commitment and desire to win the game and the positive side is we haven't lost or conceded a goal. What was missing was for us to take our chances early because that would have changed the game as they would have had to come out.

"They defended very well and as long as we didn't score they were not in the position where they had to change their tactics."