The Gunners fell four points behind leaders Chelsea and slipped down to third in the table after a shocking 1-0 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday.
However, Wenger is convinced that his side will improve in the final 10 games of the campaign as they aim for their first major trophy since 2005.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
Look at our results in the crucial points of the season and you will be surprised.
Somebody says something that is not checked at all and everybody repeats it and it becomes an opinion even if the facts don’t show it.
Our end of season has always been very strong.
The French manager also bemoaned his side’s disappointing attacking display against the Potters on Saturday as Jonathan Walters’ second-half penalty condemned the Gunners to defeat. He added:
I feel offensively we didn’t perform well enough. We lost too many balls. In the second half we had much more possession and we needed to be patient. This kind of game was [about] not to make a mistake and wait for a good chance and take it.
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In the first half we had some good opportunities where we didn’t make the right decisions and chose to take chances… and in the end we got punished.
The Premier League title race is still relatively open and the Gunners have to play both title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City in the coming weeks. If the Gunners win those two matches then they will still very much be in the race, as Chelsea still have to visit both Liverpool and Tottenham before the season finishes, which could allow Arsenal back in.
The North London club produced a tepid performance against Stoke at the Britannia stadium on Saturday and missed opportunities like this might cost them the title as they have often struggled to beat the top teams this season. With four teams vying for the prize, the Gunners can’t be reckless in their remaining games to have a chance of winning the title.
We have one of the strongest midfielders in the Premier League, but they all seem off-colour. However we should stay positive as we have seen what the Gunners can do when on form and we need to see more of that for the rest of the campaign. We need to bring our best in the next few games to have a chance, as we face Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City.
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