Wenger admits 'big concern' at Arsenal form

The Gunners have won just two games from eight in the Premier League this season and the Frenchman admits that he is perturbed by the amount of goals they are conceding

Arsene Wenger admits he has “big concerns” over Arsenal’s form after a 2-2 draw with Hull City left them trailing league leaders Chelsea by 11 points.

The Gunners were indebted to Danny Welbeck for his late leveller but they couldn’t find a winner, with their best chance falling to Nacho Monreal in the dying moments.

And although a point was salvaged, Wenger says he is worried about his team’s displays this season.

He told reporters: ”It is a big concern we have only won two games, especially with the goals we are conceding.

“I think the performance was quite good, we put ourselves in trouble because we gave two goals away. We put the heart, the effort in until the last second.”

Controversy surrounded Hull’s equaliser as Mohamed Diame appeared to tug Mathieu Flamini back as he embarked on his run and Wenger suggested it was a poor refereeing decision.

“The first goal is for the referee,” he added.

“The second one is for us.”

“Disappointing afternoon. 80 per cent possession, one point. Very disappointing result.

“We are unlucky with the referee on the first goal, but can only blame ourselves on the second. I cannot fault the effort, the heart but the defensive concentration was missing on the second goal.

“You cannot give goals away like that.”

Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park at the same time to retain their lead at the top of the table, and Wenger admits the gap to the Blues is worrying.

“Of course, it’s a big concern,” he stated. “The other teams win games and we don’t.

“Sometimes the team that takes the initiative doesn’t win. We tried our best and we can only look at ourselves.”

Wenger did have some positive news, though, confirming Jack Wilshere will be fit for selection for Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Anderlecht, after hobbling off the pitch injured in the second half.

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