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Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's recent slump is due to the fact his players have forgotten how good they are.
The north Londoners have stuttered and stumbled over the past few weeks, even failing to impress in the two matches they won against QPR and Reading.
Those victories have not disguised what has been a serious drop in form that was epitomised at Manchester United on Saturday.
The Gunners were lucky to come away from Old Trafford with just a 2-1 defeat in a match that they were dominated, outclassed and bullied.
Wenger, though, believes it is confidence rather than his side's defence that has resulted in the downturn and is hoping for a change in fortunes at Schalke in the Champions League on Tuesday.
"I believe that overall if you look at our overall performance we are indeed good, we are still the best defence in the league," the Arsenal boss said.
"If you look at the goals conceded, I believe at the moment we don't have to focus too much on...
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Already well off the pace in the Premier League, Arsenal could also find itself in trouble in the Champions League if Schalke beats the English team for the second time in two weeks on Tuesday.
Arsenal's miserable recent run of form included a 2-0 loss to Schalke at Emirates Stadium, leaving the German side top of Group B after three games.
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Arsenal defender Andre Santos has apologised for swapping shirts with Manchester United forward Robin van Persie at half-time on Saturday.
The Brazilian left-back endured a torrid time against United and also came under scrutiny for exchanging shirts with the Holland international at the interval of a game in which Arsenal slumped to a 2-1 defeat.
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