Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal have to “fight like mad” to catch Chelsea in the Premier League - but he insists that the title race is not over.
Chelsea sit top of the Premier League, six points clear of second-placed Manchester City after not losing a game this season.
The Gunners are 13 points behind the league leaders in sixth place but are just six points behind Southampton, who occupy the third spot - and Wenger’s side have the chance to close the gap on Wednesday night.
"We have to fight like mad now to come back as much as possible to show that we can compete in every single game"
“You cannot say the title race is over after 13 or 14 games,” Wenger said. “You also cannot say the six-point gap is not catchable.
“We have not started very well but we didn’t have the squad together since the start of the season. It was a post-World Cup start typically. We have to fight like mad now to come back as much as possible to show that we can compete in every single game.
“We have fought many times for the title. People always remember who won it but the fight has been very tight for long periods in the last eight or nine years.
“We have a big competition in England, we have to accept that. The Premier League level goes always up and this season Chelsea have started very well. They will be difficult to catch but everybody will fight to come back on them.”
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