It is understandable that some Arsenal fans and former players, as well as Arsene Wenger and the current playing squad, are hanging on to the hope that Arsenal can go on a great run and over the next eight Premier League games catch and overtake the two clubs above us in the table.
But you would not expect our rivals to give us much of a chance, so it was interesting and very surprising to hear the thoughts of Teddy Sheringham on the EPL title race which the Daily Star has reported. The former England striker played for two of our biggest rivals during his career, Manchester United when they an us were the two teams fighting it out for the crown every year and before that for our north London rivals when they were nowhere near as usual.
And it is the fact that the spuds and Leicester have been nowhere near for as long as we can remember that gives the Gunners the edge. Sheringham reckons that the pressure is really going to crank up and those clubs that have no experience of dealing with it are likely to come unstuck.
He said, “They have been there before, they know what it takes.
“For Leicester and Spurs, this is new territory. The closer the end of the season comes, the more nerve will be a factor.
“Experience is key in this situation – and that is why I would not rule Arsenal out of contention. They know what it takes.
“They have won the title and know all about the pressure. And they are still up there, despite numerous injuries.”
Nice one Teddy, now can Arsenal go and prove him right?