Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger is adamant that no other team can catch Chelsea in the hunt for Premier League glory.
Arsenal suffered their second defeat in this season’s Premier League, Swansea claiming the points with a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium, dashing the Gunners’ hopes of staying within distance of the league leaders Chelsea.
The Arsenal boss believes that no-one can catch the Blues this season, the side winning nine and drawing two matches so far this season. Following Saturday’s results, the West London side hold a four point lead over Southampton and a massive eight points ahead of perhaps their main threat Manchester City, the latter struggling to a 2-2 draw with QPR after going behind twice.
Wenger also believes that Chelsea can surpass their previous Premier League record of 96 points by the end of the season.
“Look at the season and Chelsea are on course for 105 points”, Wenger declared following his team’s surprise defeat to Swansea, Bafetimbi Gomis and Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring for the Welsh side with 15 minutes remaining on the clock.
“Look at the number of points they have today, if they keep that up nobody will touch them, that’s for sure.
“It doesn’t look like anybody is capable of challenging them at the moment.
“There’s no obvious reason, but they have had a good start and as long as you don’t lose and as long as you don’t lose you don’t question yourself.
“Maybe a little bit more extra spirit in the team helps them when it gets tight.
The Arsenal manager was somewhat frustrated by his side’s defeat following their 3-3 draw against Anderlecht in the Champions League, pointing the finger of blame at his midfield.
“I think it’s difficult to explain how we lost the lead as we were in control and they didn’t give up. I though we lost some decisive challenges in the middle of the park in the last 20 minutes and we paid for that costly and that’s where we lost the battle.
Swansea climbed to fifth in the Premier League following that result, the Gunners dropping to sixth, some 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
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