Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal do not need to panic following Wednesday’s draw with Paris Saint-Germain but does admit the Gunners have lost their winning momentum.
After going behind to Edinson Cavani’s goal, the Gunners recovered to take a 2-1 lead before an Alex Iwobi own goal ensured the points were shared.
Arsenal have now drawn their last three games in a row and Wenger admits they must get back to winning ways.
“We have not lost but we have lost winning momentum a little bit,” Wenger said according to Sky Sports. “But we played against a good team tonight as well.
“I think we have a special spirit in the squad. We are unbeaten in 18 games, and sometimes you go through a bit of a spell. It’s down to us to continue without losing a game but also transform the draws into wins. But we have no reason to panic.
“At the moment we are second but it’s not over. We have a 90 per cent chance to finish second but at the moment we have not lost a game in this group and overall we have done the job well.
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“Will it be enough to finish first? I don’t know. Will it be bad or good for us? I think we have to wait for the draw. For me what is more disappointing is that we wanted to win the game and we didn’t win it.”
Wenger also admitted his disappointment at seeing his side let slip their 2-1 lead with the draw leaving Unai Emery’s side in control of the group.
“We had a very strong start in the second half, we were dominant. We went 2-1 up and we dropped off. They maintained the pressure and we paid for that,” he added.
“We were a bit passive on the corner but it’s 2-2. It’s disappointing when we were 2-1 up but we played against a good team with top technical quality and that’s it.
“It was difficult for us to find the right positioning on the pitch from the start because we were a bit hesitant to play high up and work them deep. We were a bit in between the two and that’s never good.”
Arsenal notoriously struggle in November and while they are still unbeaten since the opening day a victory is much-needed with Bournemouth the visitors to the Emirates on on Sunday.