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Arsenal boss admits to problems in defence

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted his defence lacks leadership and that they have trouble communicating on the pitch, Mirror reports.

The Gunners boss was unhappy that his side gave away an injury time goal from another corner against Liverpool on Sunday, and attempted to investigate the cause of their leaky defence.

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Wenger said: “They should be talking, yes. Maybe they do talk but it doesn’t look like that when you look at the pictures. Of course it’s important to have someone organising.

“Sometimes it’s just one yard forward or backward that makes a difference.

“You want somebody to take the leadership there.”

The Frenchman also declared Per Mertesacker isn’t in the best of form, and that 19-year-old Calum Chambers is in need of a break after playing almost every game since his transfer from Southampton last summer.

“For a 19 year old player, he has played too many games,” said Wenger.

“They all hit the wall after 15, 17 games.

“You have to give them a breather, refresh and get them back again.

“And at the moment, to have that responsibility in every single game is a lot on a player of that age.”

The Gunners host Queens Park Rangers on Boxing Day in their next Premier League clash.

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