Arsenal still in title race, insists West Ham star Winston Reid

Winston Reid & Rowen Muscat

The Gunners are eleven points behind leaders Leicester City.

Arsenal are still in the title race this season, West Ham United star Winston Reid has told the club’s official website.

The Gunners are currently third in the table and 11 points behind leaders Leicester City following a disastrous 2016 for them.

They ended 2015 at the top of the table, but a poor run of form since then has seen them slide down the table and, for many, out of the title race entirely.

This weekend sees them take on Reid’s West Ham side, who are themselves on the hunt for a top four place this season.

And the New Zealand international insists it will be a difficult game as their rivals are still in the title race despite the large gap.

“We’ve had some really good results like the Arsenal one this season,” he told whufc.com.

“We’ve been really good against the top teams and hopefully we can get the same sort of result on Saturday.”

“I think Arsenal are still title contenders and it will be difficult as they have a team full of international players. They are up there every single season so it’s always going to be tough.”

If Arsenal are to be champions by the end of the season, there is no denying they will need to win all of their remaining games this year.

Even if they do that though, they seem unlikely to be winners anyway, with Leicester and even Tottenham refusing to slow down any time soon.

There is no reason the Gunners shouldn’t be targeting a strong end to the campaign though, starting with a win over their rivals this weekend.

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