Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger insists there are no clear cut favourites in the title race this season and that it will go down the wire.
Chelsea’s win against Manchester City has handed back the initiative to Arsenal as they grabbed back their place at the top of the table along with a two-point advantage. The Premier League title race is set to be one of the most unpredictable in recent years and I can’t really count out Liverpool from this race as of yet as well.
The Gunners will now head into the toughest part of their calendar this season as they prepare will play some big games in Europe and in the Premier League. February and March could have a tremendous impact on the final standings at the end of this season. Both way, this season will go down to the wire and Arsene Wenger insists there are no clear cut favourites to lift the title this time.
“It is never as simple as everyone predicts it. I said a long time ago that nobody will be absolutely above (the others). It will be down to consistency.” – The Arsenal manager said.
Wenger also provided an analysis of the crucial encounter between Chelsea and Manchester City and insists that the London club should have won the game by a bigger margin. He also stated that at such a busy and important part of the calendar it is important to focus on each game at a time in order to maintain the momentum.
“Chelsea looked always dangerous and Man City looked for me a bit jaded.
“They were not as fluent or as strong physically as they were at Tottenham but it could have gone to 1-1, it could have gone 2-0 for Chelsea.
“At the end of the day, they (Chelsea) had 65 per cent possession with 25 shots on goal so sometimes that can be a 1-1, but I must say Chelsea had opportunities for the 2-0.
“At the moment this is the period, January, February, March, where every game is a battle for everybody because everybody fights for something. You just want to win the games.” – Wenger added.
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