Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal were unlucky but makes frank admission after Swansea defeat

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The Gunners boss admits that he is worried about the club's results, but claims his side were unlucky on Wednesday night.

Arsene Wenger has risked incurring the wrath of Arsenal fans by claiming that his side were unlucky to lose 2-1 at home to Swansea City on Wednesday night, but has admitted that the time has come to start worrying about results.

The Gunners knew that they could make up some ground on Premier League leaders Leicester City with a win after the Foxes could only with West Bromwich Albion draw on Tuesday night, but after Joel Campbell had given them an early lead things quickly turned sour.

Wayne Routledge equalised 17 minutes later amidst complaints from home players and fans about a perceived foul on Mesut Ozil in the build-up, before Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud hit the bar.

Ashley Williams struck 16 minutes from time to condemn Arsenal to a third straight defeat in all competitions and leave them six points adrift of the summit.

Wenger chose to highlight the referee failing to give a foul on Ozil as a key turning point in the match and insisted that his side were unlucky to lose the game.

He told BBC Sport: "I believe we were really unlucky with our finishing and some decisions today. They had two shots on target and two goals.

"We stopped playing before the first goal because there was a foul on Mesut Ozil. There were hands around his neck and it should have been a free-kick for us."

However, the veteran manager did admit that it now may be time to start being concerned about the club's dip in form after they gave up more ground in the title race with just 10 matches remaining.

He told reporters, as quoted on the club's official Twitter account: "I'm worried about results. It's a very difficult moment for the team so we need to focus on ourselves and do the basics.

"We have to get back to positive results. It's been very unpredictable this season. We need to focus on the next game."

After this week's results, Arsenal are now six points behind Leicester City and three points behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur having missed a huge opportunity to capitalise on their two title competitors' failure to win.

The Gunners now face a pivotal North London derby against Spurs at the weekend, knowing that defeat could leave their title hopes hanging by a thread.

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