Wenger: Race with Chelsea and Man City will go down to the wire

Arsène Wenger believes that the Premier League title race is set to go right down to the wire this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsene Wenger is convinced that the race for this season’s Premier League title will go right down to the wire following Chelsea’s win at Manchester City.

The Blues proved that City are not invincible at home as they secured a 1-0 victory at Eithad Stadium on Monday night to keep the title race wide open.

I said a long time ago that nobody will be absolutely above [the others]. It will be down to consistency

Arsene Wenger

City and Chelsea now both trail leaders Arsenal by two points with 14 games left to play this season.

And Gunners boss Wenger feels that the situation at the top of the table is not likely to change much during the rest of the season.

“It [the title race] is never as simple as everyone predicts it,” Wenger told Arsenal Player ahead of the Gunners’ trip to Liverpool on Saturday.

“I said a long time ago that nobody will be absolutely above [the others]. It will be down to consistency.

“Chelsea looked always dangerous and Man City looked for me a bit jaded. They were not as fluent or as strong physically as they were at Tottenham but it could have gone to 1-1, it could have gone 2-0 for Chelsea.

“At the end of the day, they [Chelsea] had 65 per cent possession with 25 shots on goal so sometimes that can be a 1-1 [draw], but I must say Chelsea had opportunities for the 2-0 [win].”

The Frenchman added: “At the moment this is the period, January, February, March, where every game is a battle for everybody because everybody fights for something. You just want to win the games.”


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