Premier League: Arsenal players lack self-belief, says Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal had the chance to cut Leicester City's lead at the top of the Premier League table but failed to beat Swansea City on Wednesday. The Gunners were defeated 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium and Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez says they lack self-belief and that could prevent them from winning the title this season. Wayne Routledge and Ashley Williams scored for Swansea after Joel Campbell had opened the score for Arsenal early in the game.

That was the second consecutive league defeat for Arsenal as last weekend they got beaten 3-2 at Old Trafford by Manchester United. Sanchez hit the woodwork twice against Swansea but refuses to blame the result on bad luck. Arsenal have won just three of their last eleven matches.

"We lack self-belief, that we can actually be champions," Sanchez said after Wednesday's match. "I think we can win the Premier League with the players we have but, that said, we lack a certain hunger. We need to step out onto the pitch as if we're already 1-0 up. I remember a game against Manchester United last year. The lads looked hungry for silverware as we took to the pitch. We crushed them in the first 20 minutes and went 3-0 up. We were hungry and brimming with confidence that day."

Arsenal are currently 7/2 at Bet365 to win the Premier League title this season.

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  • Serbia milo?.sekuli?


    That's exactly how it looks, like they don't have self-confidence, as if they were scared. And that's why they have a coach, to build up their confidence, and he isn't doing that properly . His fans are whistling to him for each substitution, they lost patience. If something doesn't change until Saturday, they'll lose to Tottenham and lose the title .

  • Bulgaria sharpe


    Yeah I think he's right. Arsenal lucking in confidence but if there are a leader on the field that would be different. Some games could be won only with character and Arsenal has had many of those games lately. I think it's a Wenger problem in the last years really, I mean if he doesn't believe it's tough for his players to do so, Jack Wilshere is their leader and his absence on the field as a player but most important as a leader is keen.

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