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Wenger demands focus from Gunners

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Arsene Wenger feels his Arsenal side must free their minds to get back on the goal trail and kick-start the season.

The Gunners head to bottom club West Brom on Tuesday night on the back of four Barclays Premier League games without finding the net, the club's worst run since Wenger has been at the helm.

Wenger, though, believes his squad have it within themselves to put the finishing touches to their free-flowing football. He declared: "I believe the spirit of the team is great, the focus they have in training is great and they will be rewarded - I have never seen a team not being rewarded for that kind of spirit and quality."

Despite much being made of shortcomings in attack, having only edged past Roma in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash 1-0 from a Robin van Persie penalty, it has somewhat been overlooked that Arsenal's defence has conceded just three goals in 12 matches.

Wenger believes such consistency at the back is a solid foundation on which to build.

He said: "We want to keep the focus on that strength.

"We are in the final sprint of the season and you can see that it's vital and very, very important.

"You can only make results everywhere if you feel strong defensively."

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