Most Arsenal fans and just about every pundit in the world is convinced that no-one can stop Chelsea from winning the Premier League this season, and even Arsene Wenger said that they were practically unstoppable recently.
Le Prof was slammed on this website for giving up so early in the season, and now it seems that he has changed his tune after Sunderland managed to restrict Jose Mourinho’s team to a 0-0 draw this weekend.
‘We have fought many times for the title.” Wenger said in the Mail. “People always remember who won it, but the fight has been very tight for long periods in the last eight or nine years. We have a big competition in England, we have to accept that.
‘The Premier League level goes always up and this season Chelsea have started very well. They will be difficult to catch, but everybody will fight to come back on them.
‘After 13 or 14 games, you cannot say that the title race is over. You cannot say that is not catchable.’
This remark is in stark contrast to what our manager said just three weeks ago after watching the Gunners lose to Swansea. He said on the BBC: “Look at the season and Chelsea are on course for 105 points. Look at the number of points they have today and if they keep that up nobody will touch them, that’s for sure.
“They have had a good start and as long as you don’t lose you don’t question yourself,” Wenger concluded. “Maybe a little bit more extra spirit in the team helps them when it gets tight.”
Maybe he was just having a little dig at hs own players that were lacking in the team spirit department, but that doesn’t change the fact that this weeken’s result was only the third time Chelsea had drawn this season, and have won every single other game. Does anyone else think that Chelsea could get knocked off th top spot in the League?