Wenger: Arsenal have fallen short of my pre-season expectations

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels the Gunners are short of his point tally target.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels the Gunners are below his predicted points target ahead of the November international break.

The Gunners currently lie in four spot in the table, winning four, drawing five and losing just one of their 10 Premier League matches to date.

While the Frenchman can be happy with cutting down on the losses – the gunners suffered seven last season – one can only help feel that the Emirates outfit have already squandered points this campaign.

In the draws against Leicester City, Hull City and Manchester City the North Londoners were in winning positions only to be pegged back, much to the frustration of their boss.

The Gunners travel to Swansea City on Sunday and speaking ahead of the match Wenger revealed that even with a victory his side fall short of their early season points target.

"That [20 points from 11 games] would be a fraction short [of my target]," said Wenger, quoted by the official Arsenal website. “Three or four points short.”

“But we know we had a difficult start with the Champions League qualifier. We are now on a good run and let's continue. If you can maintain the run, you will come back."

Wenger’s side boast a good record in South Wales and can go to the Liberty stadium on Sunday full of confidence having won on their past two visits there.

Following the international break a mouth-watering home tie against Manchester United awaits as the Red Devils look to apply pressure in their bid to claim a top four spot come the end of the season.

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