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Arsene Wenger accepts Arsenal are 'stuttering' but still sure on title race

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not believe his side's Premier League title chances are over despite a "stuttering" run of results.

Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Southampton on Tuesday, leaving the club four league games without a win and five points adrift of leaders Leicester City.

The Gunners are next in action at Bournemouth on Sunday before they host Leicester on Feb. 14, and Wenger is refusing to give up on his side's opportunity at glory.

"We'll see at the end of the season. It's too early to say that," he said in the Daily Mail when asked if he was worried about Arsenal's dip in form.

"It's true that we've had a stuttering start in 2016. Our January was bad, starting from the last minute at Liverpool, and then at Stoke. Where we especially have a big deficit is in our two home games.

"We have to catch that back and we have a difficult programme, especially away from home. We need to respond quickly away from home now."

Wenger made one signing in the winter transfer window, bringing in midfielder Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel, although the French coach was under pressure to sign a striker.

Following this week's failure to find the back of the net, Wenger said: "If you knew a world-class striker who could have strengthened our team, you should have told me before the transfer deadline was over.

"They do not walk in the street and say 'please, here is a world-class striker, can you take me?' They are all at big clubs and are under contract.

"There were none available. If tonight we think a miracle man could have scored the goal for us, I think it's better we think how can we score the goals with the players we have. We can score goals, we have shown that before."


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