By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal's fortunes may improve when his players rediscover the fun in their football.

The Frenchman is the first to admit that his team has not been at its fluent best this season, even if the Gunners have shown occasional flashes of brilliance in the Premier League and Champions League.

Wenger wants his players to regain their confidence with a string of victories, starting when Bolton visit Emirates Stadium on Saturday. And he thinks they can get back on track by enjoying the way that they play.

"There are a lot of things we try to do to [build] confidence," said Wenger.

"We get them to focus on playing football because at the end of the day no matter how much football you [play] you cannot lose the fact that it is a pleasure to play.

"When you are in our situation everything tends to make you forget that first of all it is a real enjoyment to play football. We have to focus on that and play together.

"If we come out of that situation in a positive way we will be very strong for the rest of the season. That is for sure. But we do have to get out of that [poor run]."

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