Arsenal will have a bit of revenge on their minds when they host Watford in the English Premier League Saturday. The Gunners went down to the Hornets last month, with it ending their two-year FA Cup title reign.
Eleven points separate Arsenal and Leicester City, with all signs pointing to the North London side finishing the season without a trophy. Arsenal, who have a game in hand, can cut the lead down to eight points with a win over Watford, but as they found out in that FA Cup match, three points will not be easy against Quique Sanchez Flores' men.
"Watford is an efficient team, who had three shots on goal and scored two goals," Wenger said referring to the 2-1 loss in the FA Cup. "They defend well, are organised and are strong physically.
"I believe we need to be more efficient with the chances we create, because we created plenty of chances. We want to transform the amount of goals we expect to score. Our (shot conversion) percentage needs to be higher."
That has been Arsenal's problem all season – scoring goals. For a team that plays such eye-catching football, all the pretty tippy-tappy stuff becomes pretty irrelevant without any end product. While a lack of concentration at the back can be blamed for some of the sloppy goals Arsenal have conceded this season, defeats to the teams below them, which have hurt them so much, could have been avoided had they been more prolific in front of goal.
Wenger is hopeful for the remaining eight matches of the season, Arsenal will be more clinical when the chances present themselves. Because if they don't, the eight matches in a row that Wenger wants his team to win, will not happen.
"If we win all the eight games, we have more than a chance to win the league, but our target is to win the games," Wenger told the club's official website. "Let's start to be pragmatic, and win the next one.
"We are depending on Leicester City and nobody knows how they will go in the last seven games. They have seven games, we have eight. What is important is that we play our eight games with complete commitment and passion, and see where we finish.
"The stress becomes bigger but Leicester are in a very strong position at the moment. They can still lose it. The only way we can achieve that is with us performing."
Where to Watch Live
Arsenal vs Watford is scheduled for a 3 p.m. BST (7.30 p.m. IST, 10 a.m. ET) start. Live TV coverage of the match in India will be on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD2, while the match can also be viewed via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports.com.
The Premier League match will not be shown live in the UK.
Viewers in Singapore can watch the match live on 102 mio, whilelive coverage of the game in Thailand will be on CTH. Bein Sports Arabia 2 HD will broadcast Everton vs Arsenal live in the Middle East and North Africa, while the action can also be live streamed on Bein Sports Connect.
NBCSN will broadcast the game live in the US, while the action can also be live streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra. Audience in Canada can watch the action live on TSN 4 and RDS 2, with the live streaming option on TSN TV.