Wenger: Arsenal Can Still Catch Leicester, Wilshere Good For Euro 2016

Wenger: Arsenal Can Still Catch Leicester, Wilshere Good For Euro 2016

Arsene Wenger has stated that Arsenal are not yet out of the title race as leaders Leicester City will still drop points.

The Foxes are 11 points ahead of Arsenal who have a game in hand.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's home clash against Watford, Wenger however pointed out that his side will have to do their own part to stand a realistic chance of closing the gap on the league leaders.

“Leicester at the moment is in a very strong position but they can still lose it. But we have to perform,” Wenger said.

“The target is to win the games. Let’s be pragmatic. It starts tomorrow.

“79 points could be enough but it depends on the results of Leicester. Nobody knows how they will respond in their last games.

“I don’t know (how many teams are in the title race). Everybody doubts us so for the teams behind us it’s even more difficult.”

Wenger admitted that Arsenal have had a difficult season.

He added: "It has been very difficult but I believe you focus on giving your best and performing. Our last two games were very positive and it shows the team responds well.

“Some teams sink and some respond. We have responded in a very efficient way.

“The language is very dramatic in the Premier League you have to accept that.”

On latest on his injured players, he revealed that Petr Cech will return to training ahead of the Watford game.

He also hinted that Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky have started training.

"The players have come back in good shape.

“Petr Cech will join in training today. I haven’t decided if he will be in the squad for tomorrow.

“Wilshere and Rosicky are back in training. Cazorla has started to run but is a few weeks away.”

“I’ll be cautious with him now but he will be back fully competitive in a few weeks.
“Yes [he can make England squad for Euro 2016].”

Speaking ahead of the Watford game, Wenger said his team will have to put away scoring chances in order to secure the three points.

“Watford is an efficient team. Three shots on goal and two goals.

“They are strong physically. We want to be more efficient with the chances we created.”

He called on the fans to rally behind his team rather than focus on his future.

"I think the supporters have to get united and be behind the team. My individual case is less important.

“This club has values and one of them is that we respect our contract and work for the club so that shouldn’t be a surprise.”