Arsene Wenger: Losing to Stoke is a big worry

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Arsene Wenger has described Arsenal's weekend as "a major set back" and a "big worry."

The Gunners were beaten 1-0 at Stoke on Saturday. The result saw them fall to third in the table, level on points with second-placed Liverpool and four adrift of Chelsea, who beat Fulham.

Arsene Wenger watches his team against Stoke City Credit: Press Association

Asked how difficult it will be to close the gap between them and Chelsea, Wenger said:

Arsene Wenger on the touchline Credit: Press Association

The Frenchman also defended criticism of his team dipping in form towards the end of campaigns: