The race for the Premier League title is well and truly over as Man City proved with a record-breaking 15th win in a row last night. They have scored 22 goals more than Arsenal and their goal difference is a massive +41 against our measly +10. There is no way in the world we could possibly win it now. As Lacazette said: “We would need a miracle”.
Last night even Wenger said he didn’t want to talk about the 19 point gap to City. “I don’t want to talk about that. It’s good to make headlines, but we need to focus on our next game. City is too far away to talk about the title at the moment. There’s one thing that we are far away but it’s another thing to just give up. You don’t give up. Our job is to fight as long as we can and give our best. It’s not to focus too much on anything else.”
Surprisingly he doesn’t want to talk about whether City have already won the title either… “I don’t listen to all that stuff too much. You want to fight, our job is to fight and to continue to give everything and then see where you finish. You know very well what’s going on with City. We faced that problem with City like everyone else in the league.”
So now Tottenham have gone back above us and into 4th, while we have dropped to 7th, but Wenger isn’t too worried. “The table is the table but it’s not a definite one today. We’ve just played two away games in difficult places. Let’s see after Christmas and January. It’s a long way to go until then.”
And he right of course, we really do have a fight to get Fourth Place this year. Spurs, Liverpool and Burnley are all above us, but only by one single point. Luckily for us Tottenham are off to play at the Etihad on Saturday, and the following week they go to Burnley, while Liverpool have to come to the Emirates. Everything could change yet again, but one thing is sure. The race for Fourth Place is going to be the most exciting competition this season and will go right down to the wire!