Sunday, 20th January, 2013

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned about the club’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four this season after his side went down to a 2-1 defeat away at Chelsea.

Wenger’s men fell behind in the first half to quick fire goals from Juan Mata (6th minute) and Frank Lampard (penalty, 16th minute) and could not find a way back into the match, despite Theo Walcott striking with 58 minutes on the clock.

The result moves Chelsea to within six points of Manchester City in second and eleven of league leaders Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side drew 1-1 against Tottenham in the later kick-off, meaning Arsenal are now seven points away from a top four place.


And Wenger is concerned, believing that his side simply cannot afford to drop any more points, especially from big games.

"The table is the table. We have lost two big games in the last week and that’s very damaging for us", Wenger told his club’s official site.

"We cannot afford to drop points anymore if we want to be in the top four. It’s a concern."

The Gunners must now go all out to win their next Premier League match, which is at home against West Ham on Wednesday.

On 30th January their next big game arrives, when Liverpool visit the Emirates Stadium.

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