Arsene Wenger has backed Arsenal to beat Manchester Metropolis to the Premier League title regardless of their current wobble.
Arsenal’s eight-point lead over Man Metropolis has rapidly been reduce to 4 following consecutive 2-2 attracts to Liverpool and West Ham.
The Gunners, chasing a primary league title since 2004, have been 2-0 up at Anfield and the London Stadium however dropped factors in each fixtures to permit Manchester Metropolis to shut the hole.
As Man Metropolis nonetheless have a recreation in hand and face Arsenal on the Etihad Stadium subsequent week, there’s a feeling that the defending champions will go on to clinch the title and block the Gunners from a long-awaited triumph.
However Wenger remains to be backing Arsenal to win the Premier League and says Mikel Arteta’s facet have to keep in mind that the title remains to be successfully of their palms.
‘Arsenal and these gamers haven’t been within the place to win the league earlier than,’ Wenger instructed beIN SPORTS when requested in regards to the title race.
‘Hopefully they win it this yr and subsequent yr it is going to be simpler. However now, when you’ve gotten by no means gained it, there shall be a second within the season when the stress is available in.
‘Once you begin pondering extra about the necessity to win than the method and the best way to play, it will get tough. I felt that at Arsenal once I was there too.’
Requested if Man Metropolis are actually agency favourites to win the Premier League, Wenger replied: ‘No, no, no. I might say Arsenal nonetheless [will win the title].
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‘What you need on this place is to have issues in your hand. If Arsenal win their video games, they win the league in order that’s a perfect place with a couple of video games to go.
‘After all, Man Metropolis have a chance once they play Arsenal and that might be the decider within the championship.
‘I nonetheless fancy Arsenal, I’m not utterly goal right here, however I do. We may also should see how a lot the Champions League takes out of Man Metropolis.’
Arsenal shall be determined to return to profitable methods on Friday evening when bottom-placed Southampton go to the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester Metropolis face Champions League rivals Bayern Munich tomorrow earlier than assembly Sheffield United at Wembley on Saturday within the semi-finals of the FA Cup.