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Arsene Wenger on improving away from home and making the top four


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his team has to improve away from home if they are to achieve their objectives.

Defeats at Swansea and Stoke and last week's draw against Liverpool saw the Gunners drop to sixth in the table and the Frenchman says his side has to improve defensively ahead of tough away games against West Ham United and Southampton in the coming weeks.

"I feel that we have not been efficient enough away from home," Wenger said.

"In our last two away games we were not strong enough defensively, not at Stoke and not at Liverpool.

"There's disappointment [after the result at Anfield] because we conceded a goal in the last minute.

"You can't concede goals on corners at any minute in the game and we were caught because we were not organised quickly enough on the corner.

"We will work on it and improve on it. Usually we are not bad on set pieces defensively, we have one of the better records at it in the league. Occasionally it can happen.

"But overall I don't think the result is a disaster and it's a fair result considering the run of the game."

The Gunners are only four points from the top four and the Frenchman says the Champions League is the "minimum" objective for his team this season.

"That [finishing in the top four] is always the minimum required here," added Wenger.

"We have the Champions league, we have the FA Cup, we have the Premier League where we want to come back to a much stronger position and I think we will."

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