After Wednesday night’s match at Old Trafford, Arsenal could sit fifteen points behind the Red Devils, and it’s hard to imagine Manchester United dropping anywhere near that many points between now and the end of the season. The Frenchman appears to be conceding defeat in the title race, something the supporters did several weeks ago.
The Independent reports that Arsene Wenger has admitted that Sir Alex Ferguson’s team are currently a tour de force, with the Arsenal manager now modifying his ambition to nabbing a Champions League place ahead of Villa or Chelsea. While he mentions winning the league, he must realise that any hope of pipping the champions has long gone.
“We are on a very strong run at the moment and we have promised to give everything until the last day of the season but at the moment Manchester United look untouchable,” confessed the Arsenal boss.
“They are 12 points ahead of us and they have a game against Fulham which they will certainly win. If they win that they are 15 points in front and that means they need to lose five games.
“Let us say they lose one against us, that still leaves four. They still need to lose four other games, which they haven’t done yet this season.
“But our basic target is to get into the Champions League and therefore the championship remains a priority.”
What’s that Arsene, a very strong run? Not sure that successive goalless draws against West Ham and Tottenham really had the Arsenal supporters getting all excited, while a 4-0 drubbing of Cardiff might have boosted morale but the acid test will surely come against Roma in the Champions League. Have Gooners given up on winning the league for another season?