Arsenal are already nine points behind rivals Chelsea.

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has told The Mirror that it’s now going to be ‘hard’ to catch rivals Chelsea in the Premier League table.

Chelsea enjoyed another fine weekend, beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Tammy Abraham and Tammy Pulisic.

That means the Blues have now won six Premier League games in a row, and they sit comfortably in the top four, sitting third on 26 points.

Conversely, Arsenal are having a torrid time. They were beaten 2-0 at Leicester City, with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison consigning the Gunners to yet another defeat.

That’s now two wins in the last 10 Premier League games for Arsenal, with Unai Emery under increasing pressure after a simply unacceptable run of form.

Arsenal still somehow sit fifth in the Premier League table, but are only three points clear of 15th placed Everton in what is becoming a muddled league outside of the top four.

Arsenal sit nine points behind Chelsea and eight behind the top four, meaning their London rivals could beat them to a Champions League spot for next season despite having a transfer ban over the summer.

Now, Arsenal striker Lacazette has admitted that it’s ‘going to be hard’ to catch Chelsea now, but the Gunners want to be in the top four and come back strong, even if the Blues won’t be too worried about Arsenal catching them based on their respective form.

“We want to be top four of course,” said Lacazette. “Now we are nine points behind Chelsea and Leicester and it is going to be hard but everything is possible in football. We still have time until the end of the season. We are going to work to come back,” he added.

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