By Nik Brumsack
Kieran Gibbs admits Arsenal got the balance of their last two performances wrong - but he insists they have the quality to turn it around.
Arsène Wenger’s side lost to two late Miguel Michu goals against Swansea on Saturday, before surrendering a one-goal lead in Tuesday’s defeat to Olympiacos.
Gibbs says the manner of the defeats was frustrating, and wants to help the team to improve after recovering from a thigh injury.
“I think in the second half [against Swansea] we took over,” he told Arsenal Player. “We were obviously trying to get the win, and we suffered in the last couple of minutes of the game. We’ll have to be aware of that from now on, because this can’t happen - that we’re pressing for the win and we forget about the other side.
“I watched it [the Olympiacos match] and we dominated most of the game. We were in the driving seat for a lot of it. Again, we have to learn to see out wins and to be cautious at the other end. It’s not just about what we do when we got the ball, it’s about what we do even more so when we haven’t got the ball.
“You just have to play the game how you think it needs to be played and if you give 100 per cent, we know we’ve got the quality to get results. We should be doing that.
“I always knew that if I pick up a run of games, I can be positive for the team and have a big influence,” he added. “I felt like I can do that this season. Now I’m back fit again [so] hopefully I can stay fit and give everything for the team.”
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