Arsenal boss Wenger on whether his side can catch Chelsea

Arsene Wenger In Emirates Press Conference 2

Arsenal won their sixth straight Premier League match on Saturday.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remained philosophical when quizzed by reporters on whether his side can catch Premier League leaders Chelsea, the club’s official website reports.

The Gunners claimed their sixth league win in succession, and their ninth in ten encounters, following their hard-fought 2-1 victory over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park.

It wasn’t pretty, but two first-half strikes from Olivier Giroud and a stubborn defensive display helped the North Londoners respond in the perfect fashion to their midweek Champions League exit.

The Gunners have taken 27 points since the turn of the year, nine more than table-topping Chelsea and the gap between the two has been closed to just four points.

However, with two games in hand on their rivals, Wenger feels the West Londoners’ lead at the top is unassailable and concedes the primary object for his side is to focus on winning games and securing a top-four spot.

“Chelsea have a good security and at the moment I feel they have enough to be quite serene,” Wenger conceded to the club’s reporters.

“We have Manchester City in front of us but if you look behind us it is tight as well, so the important thing is to win our games. Chelsea have too much security.

“What we try to do is to win the next game and then after that, the other one.”

Can Arsenal realistically win the title this season?

While nothing can be ruled out in football, the likelihood of the Gunners claiming the title this season is extremely slim due to games rapidly running out.

22 points from their remaining ten fixtures will land the Blues the title, and with a number of those fixtures against teams in the bottom half it would take a catastrophic disaster to deny the West Londoners.

That said, Arsene Wenger’s men have plenty left to play for and a realistic second-place finish would represent a huge improvement considering their early season woes.

With a probable FA Cup final also pending, there is little reason why the Emirates outfit can’t still look back on this season as one of, if not their best campaign over the last decade.

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