The Straits Times
Published on Oct 21, 2012

Wenger tells Arsenal to mind the gap after Norwich loss


NORWICH, United Kingdom (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned about the gap developing between his spluttering side and the rest of the Premier League title contenders.

Wenger's team crashed to their second defeat of the season at Norwich on Saturday as Grant Holt punished a mistake from Gunners goalkeeper Vito Mannone to score the first half winner.

The north London outfit have won only three of their first eight league matches and are now 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

They are also in danger of losing touch with the top four in the race for Champions League qualification after a first defeat against the Canaries since 1992.