By Richard Clarke

Thierry Henry refused to hide behind excuses after the disappointing draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The captain scored the equalising penalty as Arsenal came back to grab only their second point from their first three Premiership games. It is a difficult time for Arsène Wenger's side but Henry believes the team will find a solution.

"It is frustrating because you go home knowing you weren't outplayed or outmuscled but it's a draw again,"  he said.

"It's not a lack of concentration, maybe we're just not quite there yet. There is nothing to hide behind, we're not putting the ball in the net.

"The only thing is we are always 1-0 down and that's not the best way to start a game. I don't know how many games in a row now where a team has one shot on target and it's a goal.

"Jens has touched the ball more with his feet than his hands, but that's football. We're not killing the teams we're playing against and they're taking advantage of that."

"It's difficult to talk about how good we are when we're not getting points,"  the 29-year-old went on.

"There are some games like at Bolton and Blackburn last season we didn't even turn up, but you can't say that about this game.

"I told everyone in the dressing room to get their heads up and keep working. If we carry on like that it will come. Sometimes you go home you wonder how you drew or lost a game. And, I can tell you, sometimes you go home and wonder how you won a game too.

"We have one match in hand that we have to win, plus we have a big game next week and in midweek. I hope our luck will even itself out."

10/1 - Champions League: Arsenal to beat Hamburg 2-0

Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source
Richard Clarke 11 Sep 2006