The boss has spoken about how Arsenal can close their gap on the Premiership leaders, Chelsea, this weekend and how it’s still mathematically possible for us to win the title.
Arsene Wenger remained positive but realistic in his press conference ahead of the Chelsea match at the Emirates this Sunday. When speaking about the possibility of catching the Blues in the title race, he said, “Mathematically it will be possible yes.” However, he conceded, “But Chelsea have their future and the championship in their hands.”
Saying that, he was still optimistic on closing the gap, adding, “What we can do is get closer to them and we have an opportunity to do that at home and we want to take it.”
Chelsea come to the Emirates 10 points ahead of the Gunners with just five matches left to play. However, if we can close the gap to seven this weekend, although it’s still unlikely well catch them, it’s possible as along as we win all of our upcoming games.
Last week Chelsea beat Manchester United in Stamford Bridge and Wenger described this as a ‘turning point‘ in the bid for the league title.
“Manchester United still have a chance as well. But there was a turning point certainly last week you know with Manchester United not beating Chelsea that was certainly a very important moment of season for the Premiership but now what we can do is get closer to them.
“We have that opportunity and we want to do it. It still means if we beat them [that] mathematically they are still in a very strong position but you never know.”
You never know indeed, Arsene.