Wenger thinks it is an open League this season by SP
After Arsenal recorded a 4th, a 3rd and a 2nd place in the last three years, I was very hopeful that we could extend that sequence into 1st in this campaign, but the reality is proving to be just as difficult as we predicted at the start of the season.
After the defeat at Tottenham, Chelsea still have a 5 point lead, but Arsene Wenger still thinks the title race is open with six teams all bunching up at the top of the table. “It looks like Chelsea are still quite comfortable but when you’re interrupted in a series of wins, it always raises hope for others.” Le Prof said. “It means you have to restart again. I think it’s an open league. The second part of the championship starts now. We know that January until May is the moment of truth for everybody. Who will come out of this race on top? It’s very difficult to predict at the moment.”
With all six contenders playing well, it is a fact that two of them are going to miss out on the Champions League next season. Wenger was asked if it was going to be extra hard to finish in the top four this season? “For everybody. But at the start, you want to win the league and give absolutely everything to do it. But I agree, every year you have to function exactly the same, no matter who you are. First, get 40 points. After, fight to be in the top four and possibly fight to win the league.”
First of all, considering we are currently 5th, we first of all have to fight to get back into the Top Four, which shouldn’t prove too hard considering the run of games that we have coming up, and Man United v Liverpool, Man City v Tottenham and Liverpool v Chelsea all being played before the end of January.
All Arsene Wenger has to do is make sure we win all our games up until then!