Wenger won't put pressure on strikers

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Arsene Wenger maintains there is "no big problem" with Arsenal's lack of goals - and backed his team to soon be firing on all cylinders once again.

The Gunners host Fulham on Saturday looking to extend a 14-match unbeaten run following the midweek Champions League win over Roma. However, Arsenal have not scored a goal in the Barclays Premier League for three successive matches, while the last time they hit the net at home was back on January 10 against Bolton.

"We do not put any special pressure on a guy who misses a goal chance. The bigger you make a problem, the bigger it becomes. We remind them they have the quality," said Wenger,

Their inability to convert chances has proved costly in terms of dropped points, as the fifth-placed Gunners missed opportunities to close the gap on the sides above, which now stands at six.

However, Wenger - whose side have kept seven clean sheets from the last nine - insists there is no reason to hit the panic button.

He added: "I remember teams who concede goals in the final five minutes and the more you say to them 'we don't want to concede goals in the last five minutes', the more it becomes a problem and the more you concede goals.

"So you just have to be natural, spontaneous and believe in what you do and your ability."

Wenger added: "Sometimes you have to take a distance from a problem and just think 'lets play well'.

"We have scored plenty of goals and it happens to any team to have a spell where you score a little bit less."

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