By Giuseppe Muro
Arsène Wenger has called on his players to focus on Sunday’s trip to Blackpool and prove their Premier League title credentials.
Arsenal lost ground on leaders Manchester United after a resolute Blackburn left Emirates Stadium with a point on Saturday, leaving the Gunners seven points behind Alex Ferguson’s side, albeit with a game in hand.
A three-match winless run has stalled Arsenal’s title push and Wenger’s side will look to get back on track when they travel to Bloomfield Road on Sunday. The manager wants his players to demonstrate they have what it takes.
"Now we want to focus on our next game and show we are good enough,” he said.
"We have the players available for the whole week and what is important is we work on our basics and come back to what we are strong at.
“I don't think the players did not want it against Blackburn, we were just one-paced and that is not our game. We had nothing in the tank to produce a change of pace. We looked very predictable and usually we are not.
"You get your belief through your attitude and, of course, we have been shocked by what has happened. That is why we have to put even more effort in.”Copyright 2013 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 4 Apr 2011