Count John Terry among the few who still believe that Arsenal are still a legitimate contender for the Premier League title. Whilst other were writing the London club off after their weekend defeat to Aston Villa, Terry made it clear that Arsene Wenger’s club will still be there at the end of the season!
John Terry has warned his Chelsea team-mates they will be making a big mistake if they rule Arsenal out of the title race.
Chelsea moved nine points clear of the Gunners after they won 3-0 at West Bromwich while Arsene Wenger’s men lost 2-0 at home to Aston Villa.
But Terry believes their London rivals will stay in the race for the rest of the season along with Liverpool and Manchester United.
Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge a week on Sunday with the return at Emirates Stadium in May and Terry feels they will have to win both games to stay ahead of them.
‘I still consider Arsenal a contender, you should never write off the big sides,’ said the Chelsea skipper.
‘They have the players to do it and they will put a run together. We still have to play them at home and away and anything can happen. We have to make sure we pick up the six points against them in those two games. (Daily Mail)
Terry is right, anything can happen. But do Arsenal seriously have a shot at winning the league title? Nine points off the mark and struggling to find consistent form, the London club looked absolutely dreadful against an Aston Villa squad that had been off the last couple of weeks. Wenger is complaining that his club is tired, while players are claiming last weekend’s loss was one of the worst they’ve ever seen. Is that that type of club that really has a shot at the Premier League title?
What do you think? Are Arsenal still in the race?