Cesc Fabregas thinks that he knows why his team is failing to win big matches.
The Arsenal captain says that the fear and lack of confidence are to blame for the Londoners not having won a trophy in the last few years.
He referred to the recent 1-0 defeat against Manchester United to try and explain his point.
“The difference on the night (against United) was that we were scared of losing but they were not scared of winning,” he said.
“That was the big difference that played in our heads. Sometimes we seem scared of losing these big games. We don’t really go for it and we’re tempted to drop back and see what the opposition will do.
“We look to see if we are capable of beating them by what they are doing and how good they are on the day instead of us going forward causing them problems and dominating the game ourselves.”
What is more, Fabregas thinks that the self belief can make a huge difference between being a winning or a failing side. He once more used the example of the Red Devils to demonstrate his view.
He added: “They have a belief that comes from not losing at all this season. That gives you a lot of help mentally.
“I am realising more and more that football is about confidence and mentality.
“Sometimes you do the right thing, but if people tell you it is not right, you start believing it, even though you were right at first.”