Wenger: We won’t have 75% possession v Barca

Date published: Saturday 20th February 2016 5:06

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal need to be “much more efficient” against Barcelona after failing to score with 24 shots against Hull in the FA Cup.

A combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping kept the much-changed Gunners out at the Emirates.

“We need to be much more efficient [against Barcelona] because one thing is for sure –  we will not have 75 per cent possession [against Barcelona],” said Wenger, who should really be told that they actually only had 68% possession against the Tigers.

“We need to be much more efficient when we have the ball.”

Asked if his side were struggling to find their killer instinct, Wenger said: “Yes, because when you look back at the games we have played recently, nil-nil at stoke, nil-nil against Southampton, nil-nil today.

“With the quantity of the ball we have, we must score more goals. That is for sure.

“We had a lot of the ball [against Hull], we had many shots, they defended well and overall we lacked a little bit. Sometimes with the final ball we wanted to make too much of a decision alone and lacked quality with the final ball. On top of that their goalkeeper had a great game.”

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