Wenger wants 'something better' from Gunners

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted he needs to see more from his players following the draw with Blackburn Rovers.

The Gunners have fallen seven points behind Manchester United at the top of the Barclays Premier League, but are still in the title mix with a game in-hand and the current leaders visiting the Emirates at the start of May.

Wenger knows that his side can't afford to drop many more points though, and is expecting to see a marked improvement when the north Londoners travel to Blackpool on Sunday.

"You could see that mentally the focus, the mental energy level was not good enough," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online.

"You have to force the pace a bit more and show more determination to score a goal, and we couldn't. What we do is to first analyse what happened, why and then prepare for the next game."


Whilst the Frenchman will play some part in getting an instant response from his players at Bloomfield Road, he is confident the talented Arsenal crop should be able to motivate themselves following the poor performance and result last time out at the Emirates.

"I don't think you have to pick the players up - the players have to think about their performance, and me too," concluded Wenger.

"We have to all together think about our performance and come back with something better than that."

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