Arsene Wenger has admitted that after Sunday's latest defeat to Chelsea there is no longer any room for error in the clubs attempt to reach the Champions League places this season.

Arsenal have reached the Champions League every year Wenger has been in charge, but the club currently sit in sixth place three points behind Everton and seven behind North London rivals Spurs, speaking after the game wenger said,

"The table is the table. We have lost two big games in the last week and that's very damaging for us," said the Gunners boss.

"It's very damaging for our position in the league and difficult to swallow."

"We cannot afford to drop points any more if we want to be in the top four. That's a concern."

Another concern for Wenger is the fact that Arsenal fail to capitalise on the pressure they put teams under.

After Chelsea went 2-0 up in the first 15 minutes, Blues fans can be forgiven for not getting too excited, as there 2-2 draw against Southampton showed a certain fragility when in the lead; Walcott scored in the second half but Arsenal couldn't convert on the pressure they put Chelsea under, and continued a worrying trend.

"We had a similar start to Man City last week, didn't defend too well and gave them too much incentive," Wenger said.

"We didn't play well in the first half, but we were much more dangerous in the second half, with a different attitude."

"Unfortunately we didn't make enough of our corners, free-kicks and the chances we created. That's why we lost the game."

"It's very damaging for our position in the league and difficult to swallow."

"The team has fantastic quality and spirit, but we come into the game when we're 2-0 down. At the moment, that's worrying."

"In the big games, once you start 2-0 down it's very difficult."

If Wenger fails to qualify for the Champions League it would be yet another sign that the Frenchman has lost his golden touch. Without a trophy since 2005, it has been a long time since Arsenal were considered genuine title contenders.


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