Arsene Wenger gives two reasons why Chelsea are so ahead of Arsenal

Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League table, while Chelsea are just a win away from winning the title.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained to the club’s official website why Chelsea are so ahead of them in the Premier League table.

The Blues are currently 13 points clear of third-placed Arsenal at the top of the league standings heading into this weekend’s round of matches.

If Chelsea win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, then they will claim the title.

Arsenal are in a good run of form at the moment and are favourites to finish second, and Wenger has given two reasons why it is too late for the Gunners to catch their London rivals Chelsea.

“We faced a big challenge because Chelsea didn’t drop their level in the title race, and they were more consistent from the start until the end, and that’s why we didn’t catch them up,” the Frenchman told Arsenal’s official website.

While Chelsea’s performance level has dropped in recent weeks and results have been disappointing on occasions, the hard work they did before Christmas seems to have done the trick for them.

The Blues were superb in the opening months of the season and asserted their authority on the championship.

Arsenal, like Manchester United, did not start well and fell behind quite early, and although the Gunners' results have improved considerably since Christmas, it is now too late for them to catch Jose Mourinho’s side.

Perhaps this will be a lesson to Arsenal for next season. If the North London outfit aspire to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2004, then they need to make a strong start and be consistent.

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