It doesn’t seem very long ago that Arsene Wenger practically conceded that Chelsea were nailed on to win the Premier League this season, although the Arsenal boss has also often stated that the title race is far from over despite Man City and Jose Mourinho’s men opening up a gap at the top.
Now that the Gunners are only a meagre(!) 15 points behind our London neighbours (and 12 behind City) Wenger has decided to relax his opinion on the state of the title race. He said on the Arsenal official website: “I don’t give importance to the table at the moment,”
“There’s 20 games to go.
“It’s very tight and it’s down to consistency now. We know every game now is down to consistency and reproducing the performances. We need to prepare quickly, focus quickly and that is an ability we want to show at West Ham.
“The plan is to sleep well and recover. We want to stay in the game. We’ll train on Saturday morning and on Saturday night we go to the hotel. It’s very quick and interesting as well.”
Le Prof may not be interested in the table right now, but the fact is that we are just one point below today’s opponents West Ham, and two points below Southampton in fourth, so if he is saying that the table is tight then he surely must be talking about the fight for the last Champions League place, because that must surely be our objective.
These two away games in the next four days have suddenly become very very crucial and I dread to think of where we will be if we don’t win both of them….