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Wenger - We need to find more balance

Arsène Wenger

Arsene Wenger says his side need to find more balance between attack and defence after Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Hull City.

Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring but Arsenal had to rely on Danny Welbeck's 91st-minute equaliser after Mohamed Diame and Abel Hernandez had given the Tigers the lead.

The Arsenal boss believes the Gunners dominated the match and he is frustrated with how they have been leaking goals.

"Finding the balance is an issue. Look at the number of shots on target we’ve had in the last five games - you’ll be surprised"

Arsene Wenger

“Hull defended well and we struggled to score - that’s why it’s an urgency not to give easy goals away like we did,” Wenger said.

“It’s not easy against a team who plays with five defenders, four midfielders and one striker. Where we are guilty is to give away two goals from nothing. We showed some great quality today in the build-up.”

“Finding the balance is an issue. Look at the number of shots on target we’ve had in the last five games - you’ll be surprised. Hull had two shots on target and [scored] two goals.

“We have progressed since last season in the way we dominate the games and the way we combine. Last year we had 17 clean sheets with the same defenders but we have not started to do that yet. Our defensive efficiency is not there and we cannot survive at the top level by always conceding two goals.”

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