Wenger calls for cool finishing


Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal players to show cooler heads in-front of goal ahead of their clash against Blackburn Rovers tomorrow.

The Gunners are currently enduring a dreadful run of form, picking up just one point out of a possible 12 following the 0-0 draw against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium on Tuesday night.

It was a result which followed consecutive defeats to Fulham, Manchester United and Chelsea, and has left Wenger to admit that the north London outfit are now involved in a serious scrap for the fourth and final Champions League qualifying place this season.

"It is a big fight for fourth but the fact that there are more teams involved is not too bad," the Frenchman told Arsenal Player.

"We have of course to focus on the game on Saturday and win our home game. Once we do that we can have a good weekend."

Steve Kean's side are unlikely to make things easy for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday's early kick-off, with Blackburn fighting for survival at the bottom end of the table.

To ensure victory, Wenger knows his side will need to be more clinical in-front of goal, and has urged his strikers to relax when the opportunities come the way of his players.

"Of course we feel overall it is two points dropped [at Bolton]. We produced a good game - when you play away from home and you create six or seven chances like we did you can not demand much more," he added in reflection on Wednesday's match.

"We did not concede so overall those are the positives.

"The negatives are that we didn't take our chances. Maybe we lacked a little bit the relaxed attitude we need when we get chances at the moment and hopefully that will go away now."

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