Arsenal were left to rue missed chances as they allowed Rosenborg back into last night’s tie, drawing 1-1.
“To be honest, we had so many chances we could have sealed it before and even after (they scored),”said Thierry Henry.
“I think sometimes we needed to have our head up a bit more around the box.
“It would have made a difference. But you have to give them credit in the way they came back in the second half. They put the effort in and tried to have a go at us. They didn’t want to lose at home and I think that some teams will suffer here.”
Arsenal took the lead through Freddie Ljungberg in the 6th minute but failed to retain it with Roar Strand equalising for the visitors early in the second half.
Arsene Wenger was equally disappointed at the two points dropped.
“I feel that at 1-0 we were not positive enough and wanted to maybe keep the score,” said the Arsenal manager.
“We came into the game again at 1-1 and in the last 30 minutes could have won the game.
“I don’t think there was complacency, when we were in a position where we had to risk more we played our best football – and maybe at 1-0 we were a little too cautious and not audacious enough.”
Arsenal top group E with four points from their opening two matches followed closely by PSV Eindhoven and Panathinaikos just a point behind. Rosenborg prop up the table with one draw to their name.
“Rosenborg have a chance now, added Wenger.
“They have to make a result away from home because they did not win here and lost the first game. They cannot afford to draw any more at home.”