Arsene Wenger admits that Arsenal ‘too far’ off Chelsea in title race

Arsene Wenger admits that his Arsenal side do not currently consider themselves to be in the Premier League title race

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal do not consider themselves to be in the race for the Premier League title because they are too far behind Chelsea.

The Gunners are currently third in the Premier League table but seven points behind leaders Chelsea, who also have a game in hand over their London rivals.

We have to continue to improve

Arsene Wenger

Wenger’s side head into Saturday’s clash with Newcastle United on the back of their disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Monaco on Tuesday night.

And the Frenchman admits that his side will need to focus on their own consistency as they look to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.

“At the moment we are too far away from Chelsea, but we have the opportunity every week to get closer and for that we need positive results from us and negative results from Chelsea – that’s the only thing we can master,” Wenger told a news conference on Thursday morning.

“We have to continue to improve. We are a better team today than four months ago. We’ve won 13 of our last 15 games.”

Wenger also admitted that he views Liverpool as a major threat to Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification.

The Reds are currently fifth in the Premier League table but can leapfrog Manchester United into fourth place with victory over Louis van Gaal’s side at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

“They [Liverpool] are in the hunt, yes,” said Wenger, whose side are a point behind second-placed Manchester City.

“We are on the neck of Man City but as well behind us we have Man United and Liverpool. It’s very tight. Tottenham are not out of it and Southampton are not out of it.”

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