By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger has no doubt that Manchester United will fight on for the championship despite their wretched weekend in the Premier League.
While Saturday was a good day for Arsenal, it was a bad one for United. A couple of hours before Nicklas Bendtner's last-gasp goal sustained the Gunners' title challenge, the champions' own Premier League pretensions were dented by a 2-1 defeat at home to Chelsea.
That result left United two points behind Chelsea at the top of the table and left Sir Alex Ferguson playing down his team's title hopes. "They're in the driving seat... we could win the next five games and not win it," he declared.
Ferguson's comments were put to Wenger as he digested Arsenal's dramatic win and the Frenchman responded with a raised eyebrow and a knowing smile.
"That’s an after-match comment from Ferguson," he said.
"I don’t think Man United will give up. You can’t say you give up if Chelsea have to go to Liverpool, they go to Tottenham. Anything can happen.
"You have a player sent-off in the first minute and you can lose the game. If Man United want to give up, we have no problem with it! But I don’t think they will give up."Copyright 2017 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