Arsenal shorten for title after beating Leicester, while Tottenham 11/4 following win at the Etihad Stadium
It was an excellent Super Sunday for the north London teams after Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur secured important victories over Premier League title rivals.
The Gunners left it late before claiming the spoils against Leicester and the bookies have reacted by trimming Arsenal to a best price 13/8 (Sky Bet) to win their first Premier League title for twelve seasons.
Wenger said: “It was a serious mental test because we found ourselves 1-0 down against a team that defends so well.
“We came back with relentless energy and took all the risks because we knew a draw wasn’t good enough. It was down to our mental desire.
“It was a big mental hurdle for us because we were in shock at being behind at half-time. We didn’t see that coming. It is not a coincidence Leicester are top.
“This strengthens our belief that we are in the fight. It would have been massive for us to lose because we would have been eight points behind and that is three games for us to win while Leicester would also have to lose three.”
Arsenal remain third in the table but Leicester’s advantage at the top is just two points, with Tottenham also breathing down their necks after an impressive 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.
Betway offer 11/4 about a Spurs title victory and Tottenham boast a superior goal difference over their north London rivals, with Harry Kane scoring from the spot before Christian Eriksen managing to score the winner.
Leicester can’t be ruled out after that last-gasp defeat at the Emirates, with Jamie Vardy having given the Foxes the lead before two yellow cards for Danny Simpson saw the tide turn in Arsenal’s favour.
Bet365 are among those laying 3/1 about Claudio Ranieri’s side and they have some winnable games coming up, with Norwich and West Brom the next teams to visit the King Power Stadium.
Indeed, the fixture list appears to be kind to the Foxes and the Midlands side don’t have the distraction of European football compared to the other sides.
Manchester City need to embark on a winning run after home reverses against Leicester and Tottenham, with Paddy Power going 7/1 about a win for a side who have been favourites for large parts of the season.