Alexis Sanchez says a lack of self-belief could prevent Arsenal winning the Premier League title this season.
After leaders Leicester were held at home by West Brom on Tuesday evening, Arsenal had the chance to close within three points against relegation-threatened Swansea 24 hours later.
However, goals from Wayne Routledge and Ashley Williams cancelled out Joel Campbell’s opening to give the visitors three precious points on a night which also saw title rivals Tottenham lose at West Ham.
Ashley Williams bundled in Swansea’s winner at the Emirates
The defeat followed the 3-2 loss at Old Trafford last weekend and Sanchez, who hit the woodwork twice at the Emirates, believes a lack of confidence among the players is to blame for a run which has seen them win just three times in their last 11 matches.
“We lack self-belief, that we can actually be champions,” the Chilean told Directv.
“I think we can win the Premier League with the players we have but, that said, we lack a certain hunger. We need to step out onto the pitch as if we’re already 1-0 up
Arsenal failed to close in on Leicester, who shipped two points against West Brom
“I remember a game against Manchester United last year. The lads looked hungry for silverware as we took to the pitch.
“We crushed them in the first 20 minutes and went 3-0 up. We were hungry and brimming with confidence that day.”