Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has bemoaned his side’s lack of cutting edge in front of goal as they again failed to find the net against Sunderland.
The Gunners have drawn a blank in their last three home matches, though the point against the Black Cats all but secured third place for the north London outfit after their draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
And Wenger feels his side are lacking some confidence in front of goal following their recent lean streak.
“We can say that we dominated possession but we lack a bit of sharpness at the moment in our movement and the way we take our chances,” he told reporters at the Emirates Stadium.
“We were a bit jaded tonight. Also we haven’t scored in the last three games at home and that played a big part in our spontaneous finishing.
“You have to expect your opponent to play well. We are in a strong position to finish in the top three, so let’s do it.
“We didn’t look like scoring, honestly. Even if we had 20 shots on goal, there was always something missing. We needed something special to score tonight and they defended very well. There was always a body there, particularly [Sebastian] Coates and [John] O’Shea from crosses.
“The point we took at Manchester United on Sunday was vital. If we’d lost that game, we would be in trouble.”