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Wenger admits to confidence slump

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side have a confidence crisis in front of goal as well as massive injury worries ahead of a huge week for the club.

The Gunners have fitness fears over Theo Walcott, Emmanuel Adebayor and Bacary Sagna for the Champions League clash against Fenerbahce on Wednesday, with Wenger also concerned at a lack of chances created against Stoke at the weekend.

"My biggest worry is that we did not create a lot," Wenger said. "We are not used to playing without creating chances and that is very frustrating."

Adebayor was carried off at the weekend, Walcott picked up a shoulder injury and Sagna has ankle trouble.

It limits Wenger's options but the Frenchman is aware he has to utilise his squad, regardless of the latest knocks.

"We have to rotate," said Wenger on arsenal.com.

"Unlike Stoke we play in between [Premier League matches] and the games in the Champions League are very demanding. You cannot play with the same side.

"You can maybe if you play once per month but not three times a week so you rotate."

The good news for Arsenal is Fenerbahce's Alex picking up a thigh strain and being rated as doubtful for the clash at the Emirates Stadium. The Brazilian scored twice in the 2-2 draw with Eskisehirspor on Saturday before suffering the problem.

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