Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that forward Olivier Giroud has lost his confidence following his goal drought.
Giroud last scored in January, in the 3-3 draw against Liverpool, and he has struggled since then.
Manager Wenger admitted afterwards that Giroud’s form is affecting his morale but insists he must be supported in his bid to regain a scoring touch.
“It’s true. The team got less forward to him in the second half. But strikers live on confidence and at the moment we have to be behind him,” he told Sky Sports.
“Our first half was good, the basis is good. The final ball was maybe not quick enough sometimes and our finishing was not the best.
“We had good domination but we created chances and didn’t take them. It was the kind of game where we needed to go in front because I thought we might suffer physically.
“It’s not the result we want, we wanted to win. It’s not good but we focus on the next one, that’s all you can do.”