Arsenal kept their faded title hopes alive with a 4-0 victory against Watford on Saturday but some supporters are refusing to get carried away. The north London club remain 11 points behind Leicester after the leaders beat Southampton 1-0 on Sunday,
Wenger knows Arsenal, who sit four points behind second-placed Tottenham with a game in hand on the top two, will have to go on a late charge and hope Leicester slip up.
The Gunners latest performance have indeed proven that Football is a result-driven business, especially after they were knocked out of the EUFA Champions League, the FA Cup and their English Premier League title hopes were hit with consecutive defeats.
Although their recent win against Watford has been regarded to be too little to rekindle their title hopes, Arsenal are still determined of winning the league this season.
Speaking about their title hopes, defender Per Mertesacker believes his side can still win the title if they win their remaining games.
“It’s not totally over yet,” Mertesacker told German website Sport1.de.
“If we win all of our matches, then we’ve got a good chance. We’ve got to keep focusing on that and that’s why we’re taking things game by game. We’re trying to concentrate fully on our next game against West Ham. We have a bit more time now that we’re not in any other competition so we don’t have to concentrate on anything else, other than the title.”
Meanwhile, the German defender has been dropped from the starting eleven for the third game running, with Gabriel being put alongside Laurent Koscielny.
On other news, Gabriel has urged his teammates not concede defeat in the race for the Premier League title and solely focus on their own fixture list.
First I hope that we’ll be able to win the seven matches we have left,” Gabriel told Arsenal Player.
“We must focus on that and forget about the other teams and whether they’re winning or losing. There are many surprises [in the Premier League]. The competition has been very difficult and is very complicated. The team at the top of the league have a large points difference and the big teams fluctuate a lot and they lose some games that they shouldn’t lose. It’s a very hard competition. There will [still] be surprises but I hope that the surprises will be on the other teams and that we can win all seven games to be champions.”