Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he is not ruling his side out of the Premier League title race like Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino after the latest round of Premier League fixtures.
The Gunners were beaten 3-1 by Manchester United on Saturday, while Manchester City came from behind to beat West Ham on Sunday, leaving Wenger’s side sitting in fifth, 15 points behind Pep Guardiola’s men at the top of the table.
When asked by the press whether the French boss had ruled out any chance of his side securing a top flight title, he chose to respond with a snide jibe at Pochettino, manager at north London rivals Tottenham, after the Argentine had seemingly claiming that any hopes of his side catching City were gone.
Wenger was quoted by the Express as saying: “I am not Pochettino, I am Arsene Wenger.
“I am here to fight as long as I can, as long as mathematically it’s possible you have to fight. You cannot give any other message out.
“The game today (v United) has to make us angry and even more determined.”
Tottenham themselves are sitting three points behind Arsenal in sixth after a 1-1 draw with Watford over the weekend, having gone on a poor run of for over the last couple of weeks.
They have failed to pick up a win in their last four league matches, with draws against the Hornets and West Brom coupled with defeats to Leicester City and Wenger’s Arsenal, with a home clash against Stoke City coming after their final Champions League group match, also at home to Apoel Nicosia.
In other Tottenham news, the club are in talks over securing a wantaway midfielder from these European giants.