By Chris Harris
Arsenal have been held to 0-0 draws in their last two Premier League fixtures at Emirates Stadium, but Arsène Wenger felt decidedly worse after Saturday's stalemate.
The Frenchman saw Sunderland escape with a point on March 5 and looked on as Blackburn battled their way to a draw at the weekend despite losing Steven Nzonzi to a red card 14 minutes from time.
Those draws cost the same number of points - Arsenal, with a game in hand, now trail Manchester United by seven - but Wenger was more troubled by the nature of Saturday's setback.
"Against Sunderland I think we had a penalty [that should have been given] and we scored a normal goal [that was disallowed]," said the manager.
"That was a completely different game to Saturday. Against Blackburn, our performance was not good enough to win the game. Against Sunderland, the decisions did not go our way.”
Wenger also confirmed that Theo Walcott and Samir Nasri are expected to be fine despite nursing knocks at the end of the Blackburn game. Walcott was spotted with an ice-pack on his ankle, while Nasri was bandaged after an early blow to the head from centre back Ryan Nelsen.
"Theo had an icepack on an ankle, it was the ankle he injured before. He was a bit stiff at half time but he should be OK," confirmed Wenger. "Nasri is alright."Copyright 2017 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