First eight games cost Arsenal title - Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side lost the Premier League title in the first eight games on the season, and must "start strong" next time in order to become champions.

The Gunners won just two of their first eight games in this campaign, leaving them 11 points behind eventual title-winners Chelsea at that stage - a gap the Blues have maintained for the rest of the season.

Wenger insists the club can have "high ambitions again" but "must make progress" in their consistency to become true title contenders.