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“We have to beat Chelsea” claims Arsenal midfielder: Can they follow the Liverpool blueprint?

There are some pretty big Premier League games taking place on Sunday, not least at Stamford Bridge when the Gunners make the short trip across London. Despite the bookmakers writing off Arsenal’s title chances, it’s clear that this player still think they can get back into the thick of things.

Sky Sports reports that Cesc Fabregas, the latest captain of Arsenal, has described the London derby as a ‘must win’ match for his team. The Spanish midfielder insists that nothing less than three points will suffice if Arsene Wenger’s side are going to haul themselves back into contention at the top, and they must stand a chance with Chelsea struggling somewhat at the Bridge right now.

The Spain international said: “We want to get back into the title race, so we have to win.

“We could get some points back. The other teams have difficult games as well. We will see.

“Chelsea have been playing really well, the times I watched them, they have played good football with quick combinations. I respect them.

“(But) Arsenal never go anywhere for a draw. We always go to win and Chelsea do the same. At the end of the season, we will see what we can achieve but at the moment we are in every competition.

“People can say whatever they want about the title race but we have only played 14 games. It is not over yet.”

My personal opinion is that Arsenal have absolutely no chance of winning the Premier League this season, especially with so many points dropped already. There was so much that was wrong about their 3-0 defeat at Eastlands last Saturday, the porous defence, the lack of character, not to mention the absence of quality. Nevertheless, the Gunners often reserve some of their best performances for matches against the other members of the ‘Big Four’, will this be such an occasion?

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