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‘We’re back in the title race’ claims Arsenal forward: Can they put Tottenham to the sword on Wednesday?

What a North London derby we have in store this week! Arsene Wenger must have mixed feelings about Juande Ramos leaving White Hart Lane and Harry Redknapp arriving as Tottenham’s new manager at the weekend. His Arsenal team might well find Spurs a tougher proposition on Wednesday night than they would have been a week ago, although one of his players has insisted that the Gunners are back in the thick of things as far as the title is concerned.

The Daily Mirror reports that Emmanuel Adebayor, the man who is reportedly in love with Arsenal, reckons that the team proved at Upton Park that they have what it takes to win the Premier League. It was certainly a hard-fought victory for the visitors, who had to wait until late in the match to achieve the breakthrough. Nevertheless, with three points and a clean sheet to boot, the striker is now focused on landing another win against Spurs.

Adebayor said: “We’re back in the title race. We believe we can win the title but we have to win games like this.

“We had something to prove, to come to Upton Park and win.

“We knew it was going to be very difficult. It was and we were getting frustrated.

“But now we must focus on the derby versus Spurs.”

It’s likely that Adebayor will start Wednesday’s match, especially as the forward made all the difference against West Ham after coming off the substitute’s bench. With Eduardo set to return to the frame, can Arsenal win the Premier League this season or will they fall short, considering there are likely to be three other teams going for the title this term?

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