By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger will start rebuilding his side’s flowing game in Braga on Tuesday night by going back to basics.

The Arsenal manager is still smarting after letting a two-goal lead slip against Tottenham at the weekend. Before he left for Portugal, he was asked about how he would go about staging a recovery.

His answer was pretty straightforward even though the method was a little more complex.

“By winning,” he replied. “[To do that] we should mainly focus on the technical side of our play and not on the expected result.

“The result is a consequence of your focus on what you want to achieve and how you want to achieve it.

“If you look too much at the result, of course, you become tense. You have to release the tension and you do it by focusing as much on the technical side.

“It’s a bit like a Formula One driver. When he goes into the curve and thinks I want to cross the line at the end he goes into the wall but if he focuses on how he wants to take his curve he has a chance to get out of it.

“It’s a bit the same in our game.”

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22 Nov 2010