Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that his side’s 3-3 draw against West Ham on Saturday was a very bad result given their ambitions of winning the Premier League title.
The Gunners found themselves 2-0 up in the first-half at the Boleyn Ground, but were bullied by Andy Carroll, who scored a hat-trick to put the hosts 3-2 into the ascendancy.
Although Laurent Koscielny pulled the North London side level, the spoils were shared in a pulsating encounter.
This means if Leicester win at Sunderland today, Arsenal can all but kiss their dreams of becoming English champions goodbye.
Wenger has stated that his side needed to show more composure and in the context, the result was not good enough.
“We were [in control],” Wenger told the Arsenal website.
“There are always a lot of positives. Overall, you can say it is not a bad result to draw here, but in the context of the league, where we are and what we want to achieve, it is a very bad result for us.
“I wanted to win the game. In the end we had the opportunities to score a fourth goal, but we were not calm enough. I think we rushed our game in the box and that is disappointing.
“One or two times on the counter-attack the pass didn’t come quickly enough out of the feet and that is why we missed.”
Wenger and the Arsenal faithful will watch Leicester and Tottenham’s clashes with interest later today and will know that they can fall further behind the frontrunners.