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but if we win tomorrow we will be 8 points clear of them now. so wenger better hope we slip up a lot this season lol

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Clarky101 said:
but if we win tomorrow we will be 8 points clear of them now. so wenger better hope we slip up a lot this season lol
As Clarky101 mentioned above, fate has turned on Wenger! They drew 1-1 with Liverpool today, and maybe will be 8 points behind us by tomorrow.. Are Arsenal out of the title race? Dont forget we still have to play them!

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Wenger refuses to concede title

Source: BBC Sports

Wenger still believes he can add to his three Premier League titles

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to concede the title race after seeing more points go begging on Saturday.

Before their 1-1 draw with Liverpool, Wenger said they may have to win all six of their remaining games to do so.

Manchester United face Middlesbrough on Sunday and a victory would give them an eight-point lead over the Gunners.

"In my brain it is not over, because it is not over mathematically. It depends on the results of the other teams," Wenger said.

He added: "With our situation in the table victory was needed but you never know, you hope for the best. I hope we're not too far behind on Monday.

"I expect not to be eight points behind. I expect to watch the game and see what happens."

Arsenal fell behind to a Peter Crouch first-half goal but Nicklas Bendtner equalised and both sides had chances to win it.

Wenger added: "We couldn't get into the game. It happens sometimes when you play an intense game. Sometimes the next game is difficult.

"We are disappointed. We feel we dominated the whole second half and I believe we had a penalty again.

"I feel we had a blatant penalty again for a foul on Cesc Fabregas, which was not given. You can see it well on television, it is 100% conclusive.

"We didn't take our chances, especially in the last minute, but Liverpool are always dangerous on the counter-attack."

The two sides meet for the third time in a row in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final in midweek.

Wenger said: "We will recover, prepare and give everything on Tuesday.

"We can beat Liverpool at Anfield and we must focus on that."

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez was the happier of the two managers after the game.

He said: "It was a difficult game. We changed some players and it was very, very positive to see Crouch play well, [Yossi] Benayoun and Damien Plessis made his debut.

"He is a player with qualities and we have a lot of confidence in him.

"I think we deserved it, we were doing the right things and we had chances on the counter-attack.

"For us it is a positive result. We have one more point and maybe it is a really bad result for them in the race for the title.

"We showed we can score against them and can also stop them so that is a positive for us."

:eek: Still talking tough but thought Wenger is getting more disillusioned/delusional now. :D

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RedForceRising said:
United will drop points and we'll be there to capitalise, Wenger taunts rival Sir Alex
- The Daily Mail

Arsene Wenger has raised the pressure on rivals Manchester United by insisting they will drop points before the end of the season.

United are in pole position to retain their Premier League title after opening up a five-point lead over Chelsea and a further point from third-placed Arsenal. But Wenger is convinced Sir Alex Ferguson's side — who play at Middlesbrough on Sunday — will slip up during the run-in and give hope to the chasing pair.

The Arsenal manager, whose side host Liverpool tomorrow, said: “I do believe United will drop points — they play four times away from home between now and the end of the season.

“It depends on how the games go and how much effort the other teams put in against them but no win is guaranteed in the Premier League. I believe this season has special circumstances. Manchester United are an excellent team but they can still lose points and they have hard games against us and Chelsea to come as well.

“Everything is still possible, of course. But the main thing for us is to win our games and I do believe that we have to win all our games starting with Liverpool. I would love to put some more pressure on Manchester United. I feel it's very important to win our game first and therefore we need to be at our best.â€

Chelsea manager Avram Grant also hopes his side can land a psychological advantage by playing the day before the leaders. The Blues, who travel to Manchester City tomorrow, could close the gap to two points by the time United kick off.

Grant said: “We have come to an important part of the season and only Manchester United are ahead of us.

“This could be a chance to put pressure on them, and it is a chance we must take. We beat Arsenal to get into this position and will do everything we can now.â€

As the mind games between the three rivals escalated this afternoon, Ferguson used his pre-match briefing to warn Chelsea and Arsenal they cannot afford to drop any points this weekend or they will be out of the title race.

The Manchester United boss said: “The most important thing now is that we do our own job because we have come to the stage of the season where every game is as good as a League decider.

“Nerves are going to play a part and there will be shocks, but we just have stay consistent because the team that is most consistent will win the League.â€

Meanwhile, Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho will be sidelined for six weeks with a thigh injury, ruling him out of a possible Champions League semi-final against United.
Oooops ...

I dont think he meant to say that, lol......:p
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