Arsenal are not quite out of the title race yet by Sam P
If you did not see the press conference given by Arsene Wenger yesterday, as Arsenal prepare to take on QPR in the Premier League, you may have missed this, because most of the media reports on the subject focused on the Frenchman saying that we were ‘nowhere near’ challenging Chelsea for the title. You can watch the whole thing via this link to the Arsenal website.
Wenger did say that, but he also put the proviso of ‘at the minute’ in there. He had been asked whether he had given up on the idea of winning it this season but he refused to do so, instead saying that the Gunners were just trying to focus on doing as well as we can for the remaining games. But I got the impression that the manager was still holding on to a little bit of belief.
We all know that it is very unlikely but stranger things have happened. Jose Mourinho was desperate to remind his players as they celebrated the League Cup trophy, that they must not take their eye off the ball, but that is easier said than done sometimes.
It is not out of the question, by any means, that West Ham beat Chelsea at home tomorrow night and so if we beat QPR, that would cut the gap to just six points. SIX Gooners!! They would have a game in hand but also still have to visit the Emirates as well as hosting Man United, Liverpool and Southampton.
So as unlikely as it may be, I think Wenger is totally right not to give up all hope just yet. Don’t you?