You can say what you like about Arsene Wenger but you can’t call him a quitter! As far as he is concerned the title race is definitely not over and he wants Arsenal to carry on fighting until the last day of the season.
He said in today’s press conference: “It’s tight,” said the Frenchman. “We have to look behind us because everybody is chasing. But, as well, there could still be twists and turns before the end.
“We want to fight to still put pressure on teams in front of us. We need a strong run at home now and that’s what we want to do. It is perceived that the championship is over, but I don’t think that completely even if Leicester are in a very strong position. We have to fight until the last minute of the season. It would be over if we lost and they win, so that’s why we have to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
Leicester play West Ham on Sunday before Arsenal have a relatively easier game against C. Palace in the later game, so we will know whether we can grab back a few points or not, but also to put some extra pressure on the Spuds who don’t play until Monday night.
It could also be bad if Arsenal win the Wenger Trophy in 4th, because if Liverpool or Man City win one of the European trophies then only the top 3 will be eligible. Wenger admitted this could be a possibility. “It could happen, but let’s be in the position No3, No2 or No1,” he said.
Do we really still have a chance to win the title or is Wenger just trying to keep the players concentrated?