Arsenal FC are Premier League title contenders according to Mourinho
Gunners 25/1 to claim title after gaining more ground on Chelsea and Manchester City
March 16th, 2015
It would be an amazing achievement if Arsenal were to haul themselves in Premier League title contention, although Jose Mourinho is taking the Gunners’ threat pretty seriously.
Most Arsenal supporters would have been sceptical of their team’s potential to land a top four spot a couple of months ago and the threat from Manchester United and Liverpool still remains.
However, Arsene Wenger insists that his team are looking ahead of them, with City slipping up against Burnley on Saturday and Chelsea only managing a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday.
“Of course (Arsenal are in contention),” he said. “Seven points behind Chelsea and one less match to play than Chelsea.
“I keep thinking whether our opposition is better than them [over the run-in]. I think so. Both teams are in the race.”
Of more immediate concern to Wenger will be the prospect of landing a Champions League last eight place by overturning a 3-1 first leg reverse at the hands of Monaco.
However, he believes his team are coming nicely to the boil after suffering a World Cup hangover at the beginning of the campaign.
“We’ve won eight of the last nine and we are stronger today than we were at the start of the season.
“We dropped off in this league because we won one of six at the start of the season. Today we are a different team.
“We suffered a lot from the post-World Cup fixtures. Players came back and they weren’t ready to play.”