Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger maintains faith in his charges.

Wenger says last season's resurgence gives him belief his side can rise up the table again.

"It gives me confidence but it is also frustrating as we don't want to be in this position," he said. "We want to challenge for the championship and therefore now until the end of the season we really have to stand up and show our strength and character.

"Last season we came from further behind and finished third but Chelsea are a bit away from us now. The game that we lost at Chelsea on Sunday had difficult mathematical consequences."