Wenger Insists Title Race Not Over Yet, ‎Plots Winning Streak Till End

Wenger Insists Title Race Not Over Yet, ‎Plots Winning Streak Till End


Arsene Wenger is upbeat Arsenal are not completely out of the title race.

Arsenal are 13 points behind runaway leaders Leicester City and six behind second place Tottenham.

Speaking ahead of Arsena's home match against Crystal Palace on Sunday, Wenger posited that Arsenal have less pressure compared to their rivals.

"We need a strong run now. There is pressure but a lot of pressure on the teams around us.

"It is perceived the title (race) is over but I don’t think that completely. We have to fight from now until the end of the season."

Wenger stated that they will have to cut out the lapses observed against West Ham ahead of the game against Palace.

"It is a London derby and now they should be completely safe. They are a good team with a lot of offensive potential. They have strong individuals like Zaha, Bolasie, Wickham and Adebayor. We need to rectify the fact we conceded three at West Ham."

Wenger hinted on who is likely to play this weekend and also the latest on Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky.

"Everyone who played last week is available. Wilshere and Rosicky played for the Under-21s yesterday."

"Wilshere needs one more game. I will see after that how he compares to the other competitors."

He hailed Mezut Ozil's nomination for the PFA award.

"He (Ozil) has been efficient. His goalscoring and assists means he deserves this award."

And on the decision to replace referee Kevin Friend in the game between Stoke against Spurs following Friend's admission of being a fan of Leicester, Wenger described it as a shock.

"I am completely against it [the decision]. The referees are professional and you have to be impartial. I have always been against the rule. Social media does not dictate what happens. People have the responsibility to make the decision and I am very surprised."