Arsenal FC manager keen to finish ahead of Manchester City in title race

Arsene Wenger hoping his Gunners can consistently win games and land second spot in the Premier League

Arsenal FC manager keen to finish ahead of Manchester City in title race

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March 3rd, 2015

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Arsenal haven’t remotely looked like challenging for the Premier League title this season, with inconsistency during the early stages of the campaign leaving them too many points behind Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger concedes that the Blues will be difficult to catch this season although Manchester City are within range after the Gunners beat Everton on Sunday shortly after Manuel Pellegrini’s side had lost at Anfield.

The Frenchman now hopes that the four-point gap can be bridged which could potentially see Arsenal wind up in second place, although there’s the small matter of Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham joining them in the fight for a top-four spot.

“At the moment we are nowhere near to winning the Premier League, and nowhere near close to being in the race,” he said.

“But what we want is to do as well as we can without speculating on the weakness of any team. The only thing you can say is that it’s very tight.

“You look in front of you, Manchester City are four points ahead of us, and you look behind you, there’s plenty of people chasing us.

“That will be very, very tight and it will be down to consistency in our results and mental strength. That will certainly be needed again on Wednesday night”.

“At the moment we are too far from Chelsea to say we are in the title race, but you never know what can happen,” he added.

“I speak as well about Man City, why should they give up for the title? They have done it three years ago by being eight points behind.

“If you ask a team who is four points behind us, they will say it’s realistic to try and catch us. Manchester City are four points in front of us so mathematically of course that is possible”.

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