Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal could have won their game against Manchester United by a narrow margin.

It was an opportunity lost for the Gunners, who could have restored their lead at the top of the table after Chelsea were held to a draw by West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

The clean sheet was, however, a welcome change for the north London club, who had shipped in five on their last trip to Anfield. Arsenal had a lot of chances to take the lead with Olivier Giroud the prime culprit as he failed to guide the ball into an open net on more than one occasion, leaving the Arsenal fans frustrated.

However, Wenger believes that all is not lost for the Gunners, who need to string together a proper run until March when they will face tough fixtures yet again, with games against Everton, Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea.

The north London club will host Liverpool at the Emirates on Sunday and give themselves a chance to reverse the result and carry forward the momentum in their next game against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

"I think overall we could have won 1-0. I felt we had more of the game than Man United but they remain always dangerous with the quality strikers they have on the counter-attack when you throw everything forward. When you look at the quality of players they have, they can still beat any team in the Premier League. We had two or three chances but we didn't manage to score a goal in a game of very few chances," Wenger told

"When you don't win it's always a missed opportunity when you want to chase for the title. Let's say it's a disappointing result against a good team but the attitude of the players, the fighting spirit, was very reassuring.

"We have come back with better confidence now, now it's important to get wins again," he concluded.