By Joe Brewin
Arsène Wenger believes the free-flowing performances synonymous with Arsenal will return with their confidence.
The Gunners have enjoyed five wins in their last six matches in all competitions and will look to extend that run when Stoke visit Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Wenger’s side showed they are ready to dig in with a battling win in Marseille and the Frenchman says that, in time, his team will dominate games once more.
“It depends how you analyse the performances,” he said. “The spirit is there, the attitude is there, the quality of commitment is there, the possession is there - even in Marseille we had a lot. In the Champions League away from home that’s unusual.
“We have some room for improvement in the final third offensively, and that will come with the confidence.
“It is our target [to turn things around], that is what we want to achieve. On Sunday we want to especially continue the quality of our game - the result will be the consequence of that. Let's focus on defending well again and playing our football.”
So are Arsenal turning a corner? “It is down to our results basically,” Wenger replied. “We have played eight games, we have 30 to go so we do not have to look too much at the other results.
“What is important is that we have a consistent focus and then we will come back. It is just down to us.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 21 Oct 2011