Arsene Wenger feels the heat as Arsenal stumble again

It is especially vexing for Wenger that his players seem to save their most nervous displays for the biggest occasions. While Wenger, who denied any knowledge of a reported takeover bid from a Middle East consortium, faces up to an uncertain future, Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is riding high after a remarkable renaissance in his second spell in English football.

updated: March 04, 2013 09:51 IST
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London: Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal are in danger of failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 16 years after the Gunners crashed to a 2-1 defeat at bitter rivals Tottenham.

Wenger's side are languishing seven points behind third placed Spurs and five adrift of fourth placed Chelsea as they paid the price for a mad two minutes at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

After making a confident start to a crucial north London derby, Arsenal went into meltdown towards the end of the first half, allowing Gareth Bale to continue his purple patch with a clinical finish before Aaron Lennon burst clear to bag Tottenham's second goal moments later.

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