Arsenal: Manager's E-mail

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Dear Arsenal supporter,It’s difficult to explain our second-half performance at Blackburn. I feel overall we created many chances but it looked like we had a lack of focus for what we knew they were good at - corners and free-kicks. Obviously we were not defensively solid enough. We always looked capable of scoring but we gave away some cheap goals and struggled to focus for the full 90 minutes. That is something we will work hard on to improve. The positives are that we created many chances and, away from home, that is not easy. We dominated the game and we didn’t have many weak moments in the game but, every time we had one, we paid for it with a goal. Now we have four points from our first five games and I know that is not good enough. It is very frustrating because the spirit in the squad is good and there were positives on Saturday with our offensive play, but we have conceded too many goals. I do think that this group will take off and prove how good they are but at the moment it is important that we can get results. We will try and put things right on the training pitch and, as ever, I am completely focused on giving my best for this Club. Thanks for your support. Arsène Wenger

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