By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger does not want to mention the t-word just now.
Arsenal’s 3-1 victory at Hull on Saturday meant they ended the weekend six points off leaders Manchester United. They will stay that close if Liverpool fail to beat Everton at Anfield on Monday evening.
That will represent something of a comeback given that Wenger’s men were 10 points adrift at the turn of the year.
After five early-season defeats, Arsenal were largely written off by the English media in the title race. The Frenchman still does not want to re-consider winning the crown just yet however he does suggest that the other leading teams are having their fair share of problems too.
“We do not speak about title at the moment, we just go from game to game,” said Wenger. “We on are a good run and have good momentum so let’s just keep it going.
“It is not because of the pressure we have but just because we want to keep our momentum. Let’s get some belief and keep going then see where we are in April.
“Everybody is playing against each other now. So we need to be consistent and on our toes because there are some big games coming up for us now.
“I believe that nobody is flying over the games at the moment. On Saturday Chelsea came back in injury time and Manchester United did [in] the last minute. It is good because it gives hope to everybody.
“Manchester United are in form but they won 1-0 against Wigan and against Bolton in the last minute. That indicates they could drop points. They have a massive squad but if they get injuries they will be in the same situation as us."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 19 Jan 2009