It still looks like Arsenal will need a minor miracle to be able to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title, but we are certainly closer to doing it than we were a few weeks ago. Arsene Wenger is playing it down and saying that the Gunners are too far behind the league leaders, but I think he is wrong.
The Daily Star report Wenger saying, “Our target is to continue to win games, we are too far still from Chelsea. We give absolutely everything to come as close as possible.
After Man City lost at Burnley and Chelsea could only draw at home, Jose Mourinho suggested that Arsenal were still in the title race, especially as our remaining fixtures look easier on paper. He is right really but there is more to it than that.
Arsenal may be in good form and looking like we could enjoy our usual strong finish but we need Chelsea to slip up like Liverpool did last season. The way Chelsea have been this season you would never have bet on them losing three of the final 10 games, but all is not well at Stamford Bridge at the minute.
They are not playing well and will find it hard to get over their disappointing and damaging Champions League exit and now there is grief between the players and the fans. The likes of Fabregas, Oscar and Willian are getting stick from the stands and Mourinho´s son has laid into the fans over it, as an another Daily Star report reveals, even suggesting that the club staff do not like the fans. That is bound to help, LOL.
So while we still need a minor miracle, there are signs that Chelsea could really struggle to get over the line, especially as they still have to play Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool, while the last two mentioned also play each other this weekend. Never say never Arsene. The slight glimmer of the title could be a great inspiration for the players so why not admit that we are still in it, however slim our hopes may be?