Mikel Arteta has heaped yet more pressure on manager Arsene Wenger by slamming the performances of Arsenal in recent weeks after no wins in their last four games.
Arsenal have slipped down to seventh place after losing to Fulham, Swansea and Manchester United, before a 0-0 draw at Bolton left them five points off a Champions League place.
The midfielder criticised the lack of killer instinct within the squad as Arsenal have struggled to put teams away in recent weeks. "We had a lot of chances to win the game at Bolton, but once again we’ve not been good enough to take them," Arteta told the Daily Mail.
"If you don’t take your chances it’s always going to be difficult. It’s not good enough. We really need to start picking up points now. We’ve lost too many in the last two weeks."
Wenger has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks and was soundly booed in the defeat to Manchester United when he made the decision to substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The long-serving French boss has an important few weeks ahead as he first faces struggling Blackburn, before he takes his team to Sunderland, AC Milan, for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals and finally a FA Cup tie against either Sunderland or Middlesbrough.