By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger admits there is "no room for error" after the defeat at Birmingham on Saturday.
Of course Arsenal came away with a point from St Andrew's at the weekend but the nature of Kevin Phillips' equaliser, a deflected effort in the dying seconds of injury time, made the result feel worse than the reality.
For the sake of Arsenal's season, Wenger knows he has to haul his side back to form before the visit of Barcelona in the Champions League Quarter-Final first leg on Wednesday.
"It is a disappointment to be pulled back in the last minute," he said. "Barcelona is a different competition and we have a few days to recover and prepare. But it felt like a defeat on Saturday.
"It is always hard to pick the players up when you get a result like that. We are on a run that is very difficult where we know there is no room for error at all so Saturday was a big disappointment for us."
Wenger added that Cesc Fabregas and Abou Diaby are both fitness doubts for Wednesday.
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