Ian Wright: Why Arsenal aren’t in title-winning form

Ian Wright says eight points from six games isn't good enough for Arsenal in the title race

Ian Wright says Arsenal aren’t in the Premier League title-winning form.

The Gunners suffered a 1-0 defeat by defending Premier League champions Chelsea after Diego Costa scored a 23rd-minute winner against 10-man Arsenal.

Wenger is right when he says it is a little bit of a wobble

Ian Wright

The north London side are in third place and three points behind surprise Premier League leaders Leicester City after their derby setback.

Speaking on BBC Sport’s Five Live show following Sunday’s result, Wright conceded that Arsenal are wobbling in the title race.

“No it isn’t [title winning form],” Wright said.

“When you consider the amount of points they’ve got – eight points out of 18 – it isn’t title form. Wenger is right when he says it is a little bit of a wobble.

“It could be a confidence booster. The guys will have to bounce back.”

Arsenal have only beaten Newcastle United in their last four Premier League games after a draws with Liverpool and Stoke City before Sunday night’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea.

The Gunners face Southampton in their next Premier League game at St Mary’s on Tuesday 2 February as the Saints look to secure back-to-back away wins at Old Trafford and The Emirates.

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Arsenal host Championship side Burnley in the FA Cup fourth round at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

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