By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger is NOT turning his focus towards the Champions League on the back of his side's defeat at Chelsea on Sunday.

Didier Drogba's late brace at Stamford Bridge saw Arsenal slip down into third place in the Premier League, six points adrift of leaders Manchester United, with just seven games to go.

Next week, Wenger's side face Liverpool in the Champions League Quarter-Final. The winners of that tie will face either Chelsea or Fenerbahce in the last four. It would appear that, after Sunday, this may be the more likely route to silverware. But the Frenchman is not giving up on the title just yet.

"We want to do well in the Premier League and not dream about the Champions League," said Wenger. "We have to fight back. It is five games now since we have won and we want to come back to winning ways."

And he argues that the simplest way to do that is to stop shipping goals.

"It is very hard to swallow, the way we gave away a good position at Chelsea after fighting so hard," he said.

"We have to become more efficient defensively because if you look at the goals we have given away recently they have been inefficient."

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Richard Clarke 25 Mar 2008