Wenger in need of goals

Arsene Wenger admits that his Arsenal strikers are not "not quite clinical enough" ahead of Saturday’s clash with Newcastle United.

The Gunners have found the net just twice from 64 shots in their last three Premier League matches, and Wenger finds the profligacy "difficult to explain".

"As we spoke about [Alexis] Sanchez last year, he scored 24, he's on four at the moment," Wenger said ahead of the match against the Magpies. "But he is still committed and he works hard."

"I feel if you look at [Alexandre Lacazette's] record, it's quite good. Especially at home. At home his scoring record is really good. Away from home, a bit less.

"But also, do the teams defend better? You could say no, because we create more chances than anybody else. Are the chances of the same quality? I don't know. There is no objective reason to have a verdict on that."

"Is it confidence? Is it the fact that the guys think we have absolutely to score? It's difficult to know. But we have the chances, the quality of our game is there. But it's true that at the moment, we cannot show it up with points."