The Gunners manager knows that Arsenal no longer have their fate in their hands for the Premier League title. But he refuses to abdicate against Manchester City.
By Le Figaro with AFP
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta assured Monday that he is still confident his team will be in the Premier League title chase after losing their top spot to Manchester City on Sunday. The defending champions, winners at Fulham (2-1) on Sunday for their 8th consecutive success in the league, have a point lead over the Gunners when they have a game late to play.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are in much worse shape. The London club have only taken three points over the last four days, notably recording a heavy defeat against City (4-1) in the form of a final for the title. « We can still win the Premier League because there are five games to play, and a lot can still happen“, maintained Arteta on Monday.
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Arteta ‘proud and grateful’ for Arsenal’s Champions League qualification
« Now the title race is no longer in our hands. But what remains in our hands is to try to play and win the matches we have left, and the rest will depend on City.added the Spanish coach. Arsenal has already validated its qualification for the next Champions League, a competition that it had not played since the 2016-17 season.
Arteta said to himself « incredibly proud and grateful to everyone who helped bring qualification backin C1, especially so early before the end of the championship. The Gunners receive their London neighbors Chelsea, 12th in the Premier League, this Tuesday (9 p.m.).