Arsenal midfielder Arteta says his team can't hope for the title unless they start scoring more goals
Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal need to be more ruthless after letting a goal lead slip to draw 1-1 at home against Wolves. Gervinho gave the Gunners the lead but the visitors equalised through a Steven Fletcher header and they held out despite playing the final 15 minutes with 10 men after Nenad Milijas had been sent off. The draw meant that they failed to overtake Chelsea to take fourth spot in the table.
Wants more: Arsenal ace Mikel Arteta. Pic/Getty Images
They have the chance to redeem themselves with another home match, this time against QPR on New Year's Eve, and Spanish midfielder Arteta hopes that they can show a killer instinct as they look to bounce back immediately from their disappointment. "I don't think you can ask much more than we put in to win the game," he told the club's official website. "Everyone tried really hard, it was one of those games. We had seven to 10 chances to win it but, as I said, it did not happen for us.
"Every side in the Premier League works hard but one goal is not enough. We have to be ruthless at home and keep more clean sheets to make sure we don't drop points. "We have to stand up now. This is a very important period and we have another game in four days. There is not much time to think at Christmas time. "We did everything that we could to win the match. We have not done it so we have to improve for the next game against QPR."