Wenger: Arsenal lacking efficiency and killer instinct

Date published: Saturday 20th February 2016 5:14

Arsene Wenger: Accepts an improvement is needed

Arsene Wenger: Accepts an improvement is needed

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal need to be “much more efficient” against Barcelona after failing to score with 24 shots against Hull in the FA Cup.

A combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping kept the much-changed Gunners out at the Emirates.

“We need to be much more efficient [against Barcelona] because one thing is for sure –  we will not have 75 per cent possession,” said Wenger.

“We need to be much more efficient when we have the ball.”

Asked if his side were struggling to find their killer instinct, Wenger said: “Yes, because when you look back at the games we have played recently, nil-nil at stoke, nil-nil against Southampton, nil-nil today.

“With the quantity of the ball we have, we must score more goals. That is for sure.

“We had a lot of the ball [against Hull], we had many shots, they defended well and overall we lacked a little bit. Sometimes with the final ball we wanted to make too much of a decision alone and lacked quality with the final ball. On top of that their goalkeeper had a great game.”

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