Arsene Wenger insists he still won’t give up on the title race despite currently being 19 points behind Manchester City.
Arsenal’s drab 0-0 draw away to West Ham combined with City’s 4-0 victory over Swansea on Wednesday night leaves Wenger’s men 19 points behind the league leaders. However, the Frenchman insists it’s not over until it’s over.
“I don’t want to talk about that. That’s good to make headlines but we have to focus on the next game and City is too far away to talk about the title at the moment,” Wenger said.
“But it is one thing to be far away and another thing to give up. You don’t give up. The job is to fight as long as we can and give our best. It’s not to focus too much on anything else.
“We want to fight, our job is to fight and to continue to give everything and see where we finish. City is City. You know very well what is going on. We faced that problem with City like everyone else in the league.”
Wenger knows just as well as us that Arsenal are not winning the league this season. Manchester United aren’t even going to catch up with them let alone us.
We’ve probably known we weren’t going to win it since the moment Leicester drew level with us at the Emirates during the opening day of the season. Even though we went on to win the match, we were far too vulnerable. We didn’t look strong.
However, while I realise the boss is just trying his best not to sound negative, his comments only anger Arsenal fans more. They see him as delusional and in denial or just plain insincere since all his post-match comments now sound the same.
Saying this, would Wenger stepping forward and saying Arsenal won’t win the title again this season or finish in the top four really help fans feel better about the 0-0 draw against West Ham?