A number of first-team regulars were unavailable for the title run-in and, speaking on the Arsenal Season Review DVD, the manager said the odds were stacked against his team with so many players unavailable.
"[The effect] was massive," claimed Wenger. "At the beginning of March we were in touch and had the same chance as everyone to win.
"But when you go into the final games and you do not have your players it's too difficult, it's impossible. [We had] four, five, six key players not in the squad, not available.
"You need to be a magician then to win the Premier League if everybody else has their players."