By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal's display in their goalless draw with Bolton was as good as that against Blackburn due to the number of chances they created.

The Gunners had 16 shots on goal at the Reebok without scoring, only to register seven times from 19 attempts three days later against Blackburn.

The Frenchman puts this anomoly down to luck but insists he was encouraged by his side's creativity against Owen Coyle's team.

“It is linked with confidence. As long as you have not scored the first goal you want to score it desperately and therefore you are a little bit less relaxed and it puts more pressure on the shot taker. You are less efficient,” he told Arsenal Player.

“Overall the most important thing is to create goalscoring opportunities, and at Bolton we did that quite well.

“So if you can continue to do that, one day you will score seven, one day you will score none but most of the time you will score two or three.”

See the full interview with the manager on Arsenal Player.

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10 Feb 2012