Arsene Wenger reacted angrily to suggestions that the last few weeks have seen the ‘same old Arsenal’ emerge.
The Gunners have not won any of their last four Premier League games and have failed to score in their last three, the latest a 0-0 draw with Southampton remarkable for the goalkeeping of Fraser Forster.
Arsenal have now dropped into their traditional fourth place, prompting a question about ‘same old Arsenal’.
Wenger countered: “Look, I don’t know why you say same old Arsenal. For 20 years we have been at the top of the Premier League. At the moment we have to say that we have dropped points but we have to keep fighting and believing.
“We put the energy level in and created chances. I cannot fault the team on that front. It is not only luck. I don’t believe too much in luck.
“We feel disappointed and guilty. In a game like that when you create chances you want to win. We had the chances to win it. But their keeper kept them in it.
“You have to always think the opponent will play well and despite that still score. We had all kind of chances and it looked like it would come. But sometimes you lose these games.”