Gunners have dropped eleven points from winning positions already this season.
Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy says the Gunners have “dropped too many points stupidly” in the Premier League this season.
Debuchy’s comments come after the North London side conceded a late, 97th minute equaliser against Liverpool when they looked destined for a hard-fought 2-1 victory.
The disappointing result follows numerous matches this season where the Gunners have dropped points from winning positions, 11 in total. Points which would have seen them be just four points behind league leaders Chelsea instead of 15.
The Arsenal right-back who joined Arsene Wenger’s side this summer said the problem was becoming all to frequent for his side and the Gunners will need more concentration if they wish to over-take West Ham and Southampton, who they will face away from home during the busy festive schedule.
“It’s a difficult run of fixtures, because they’re always difficult games there,” he said , reports ESPN.
“[Southampton and West Ham are] solid on their own turf. But, at the same time, it’ll be a great opportunity to overtake them. We no longer have a choice. We have dropped too many points stupidly, like at Liverpool. If we want to finish in the top four, we have to win.”
Debuchy has only recently returned to first team action after a three month spell on the sidelines following an ankle injury.
The defender has been one of a host of long-term injuries for the Gunners this season with key players such as Mesut Ozil, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey all missing a significant number of games.
“We’ve been quite unlucky, because sometimes we have been missing five first-team regulars at the same time,” the France international said. “But we’re not worried. There are a lot of games left.”