Arsenal defender urges team-mates to have ‘ambition’ and fight for PL title

David Luiz insists that he and his Arsenal side must have ‘ambition’ and be fighting for the Premier League title.

Strangely enough, it wasn’t long ago that our club was being tipped to battle relegation this season, having dropped as low as 15th in the division, but none of our rivals have been consistent enough to take a grasp on the league.

Manchester City look to have found their groove in recent weeks, and look primed to build a gap on their rivals, but Luiz is refusing to lower his targets for the season, and only wants to aim for the trophy.

Luiz admits that you cannot take anything for granted especially consider we’re out of the top spots at present, but refused to lower his target of wanting to claim the league this season.

“You have to be humble because we are far from the first position,” Luiz told Sky Sports after the final whistle. “We have to take it game by game and try to improve. And then in the end of the season we’re going to see. The ambition is fighting for the first position. It has to be there. I never start something in my life without ambition. Until the moment it’s mathematically impossible we have to try.”

As much as I would love to see us challenging for the title, I feel like a place in the top four needs to be in our sights initially, and should our rivals allow us to close the gap at the top, only then could I imagine some sort of title challenge.

Sorry Luiz, but there isn’t close to enough going for us at present to tell me we are going to emerge as title contenders.

Am I wrong to discount our chances? Which teams look worthy of challenging Man City for the title this term?

Patrick

7 Comments

  1. Daniel Smith says:

    I just sent in article thinking he said the opposite lol
    differnt angle

  2. ozziegunner says:

    Arsenal have to start putting the ball in the net. A run of 3 point wins are required to move up the table, not 0-0 draws.

    1. Reggie says:

      Totally agree, its about 3 points not good games.

  3. Hafeez says:

    Luiz deserved to be our Captain, a confident player with a higher ambition unlike Auba… a player who’s pushing his teammates forward without fear is what we need this time for sure.
    and the point of Luiz here is that even if we fail to be on the top of the table at least we will have the chance to be in the top 4

  4. Davi says:

    I think the way he said it is spot on and it’s important because you want the younger players to keep that in their mind. Long term we want a team of winners, not a team of players who’d be delighted with top 4.
    He wasn’t saying we would or even could win the league this season, he was saying you need the mentality of “our goal is to win the league”.

  5. Dhoni says:

    Thanks Davi that’s what have been our problem and that is why Man U
    have 20 elk titles. The can do spirit is key if u want to succeed in life. That does not necessarily mean you will. GET THE DIFFERENCE.

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