Arsene Wenger states Arsenal vs Chelsea not a title decider

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The Gunners boss has talked down his team’s chances of winning the league, stating that the Blues are still in the driving seat.

Arsenal made it eight wins on the trot yesterday with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor, courtesy of Aaron Ramsey’s first-half winner.

The Gunners have been the English top flight’s form team over recent months, with the North London club firing their way up to second place in the standings.

Arsenal find themselves four points adrift of leaders Chelsea after yesterday’s result, with the Stamford Bridge outfit having two games in hand.

As the Blues prepare to travel to Loftus Road to face their London rivals later today, Arsene Wenger has talked down his side’s chances of leapfrogging Jose Mourinho’s men.

Chelsea are visitors to the Emirates Stadium in two weeks time, but the French coach has stated that the result of that game will not decide the destination of the Premier League trophy.

"I don't think so,” ESPN quote Wenger as saying.

"At the moment, [they have] two games in hand, but we keep going and that is the most important thing that we keep that consistency. That's why the win was so important for us.

"Nothing has changed -- we need a perfect run and we need a non-perfect run from them but we can't master that, we can only master our own position.

"We want to keep winning because we have to look behind us as well at Manchester United and Manchester City. We are consistent and we have a good attitude in the team so it is a challenge for the team and we have to focus and win the next game.”

Arsenal have not won eight games on the bounce since 2004, with their current form as good as at any time in the recent memory.

The Gunners have a chance to retain the FA Cup this season also, with a semi-final clash against Reading coming up next weekend.

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