Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez has said Arsenal lacked the self confidence to win the Premier League even before their back-to-back defeats by Manchester United and Swansea.
The Gunners lost 3-2 at Old Trafford and 2-1 at home to Swansea to slip six points behind leaders Leicester.
Sometimes we lack the mentality that we are already winning 1-0 when we go out on to the pitch.
We lack this hunger to believe that we can be champions,” Sanchez told Directv Sports before the United match.
If we go out onto to the pitch with hunger to become champions, to win the Premier League or the Champions League we can achieve it,” he added.
Continuing Alexis Sanchez said,
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.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal have only three wins from 11 games in all competitions and are third in the league.
According to BBC, the Gunners manager, Arsene Wenger also said after Wednesday’s loss to Swansea that his side’s loss of form “looks a bit” like a confidence issue.
I am worrying about our results,” he said. We don’t dream. We have to be realistic and come back to what we do well… the basics.”
The players are very down but we have to respond. We have to focus on our job and remind ourselves that we have some quality as well.”
We would recall that after last week Tuesday’s UEFA Champion’s League in which Arsenal lost to Barcelona in a 2-0 match, Arsenal fans were so embittered. They took to twitter to express their grave disappointment, especially with Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger.