Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that Arsenal cannot be dismissed from this season’s title race, despite having been only regarded as top four contenders for most of the campaign. Even Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger failed to entertain any talk about the title this season only a few weeks ago.
The gunners, though, have been one inform teams in the division over the last few weeks. They have closed the gap to table leaders Chelsea to just seven points with nine matches remaining. Even though the blues have a game in hand, it is seen as a remarkable achievement from the team from North London.
Arsenal’s 3-0 win over West Ham was their fifth consecutive win in the league. It has provided them with a real opportunity to finish closer to the second spot after Manchester City suffered a defeat against relegation threatened Burnley at Turf Moor. Wenger has once again refused to entertain the talk of a title challenge even after this weekend’s results. However, Mourinho says that Arsenal cannot be disregarded from this position. It may be mine games from the Portuguese, who will be wary of his team’ poor form. Chelsea made it just three wins in the last five matches after a 1-1 draw with Southampton at home.
“Seven points behind Chelsea and one less match to play. Our position is better than them but I think so. More teams are in it.What momentum? 3-1 against Monaco?Or 3-0 against West Ham?Depends on the momentum.We started well but the penalty changed the rest of the first half. We stopped playing and made some mistakes.When Ramires came on we killed their counter attack and had complete control of the game. We had a lead of five points and now we have a lead of six points with one less game to play,” said Mourinho.