Arsenal are still in the title race, insists Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal still have a chance of winning the Premier League title this season
Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal still have a chance of winning the Premier League this season.
The Gunners suffered a major blow to their title ambitions this week as Saturday’s 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea was compounded by Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against Swansea City.
Why should we not come back on the teams who are in front of us?
Those results left Arsenal fourth in the table and six points behind leaders Chelsea with seven games left to play.
However, Wenger is convinced that his side still have a chance of winning the top-flight crown this season.
“It’s all to go for, I think, for everybody,” Wenger, whose side host Manchester City on Saturday, told Arsenal’s website.
“Everybody speaks about Everton coming back on us [to challenge for fourth place]. Why should we, then, not come back on the teams who are in front of us?
“There’s still a lot of turning games that will happen until the end of the season but it’s down to the quality of our performances.
“We don’t think about the title race now, we think about winning again and [the latest results] show you how small the differences are between the Premier League teams.
“You see [Wednesday] night with Liverpool and Sunderland. You can see how big the mental blow is when you lose a big game – [for example] Real Madrid lost against Barcelona and they lost again [on Wednesday to Sevilla] – so for us just to recover in a positive way against Swansea was very important.
“Now, from that game, [let’s] be positive again and win the next one.”