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Wenger - My take on the title race

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal want to "get closer" to Chelsea but he admits the leaders still have a "very good cushion" at the top of the table.

The Gunners currently sit seven points behind Jose Mourinho’s side and Chelsea have a game in hand to play against bottom club Leicester City.

Arsenal have won 13 of their last 15 games in all competitions, but Wenger knows his side will need more than their own results to go their way.

"The only thing we can master is positive results from us. I believe Chelsea still has a very good cushion and very good security"

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“At the moment we are too far away from Chelsea,” the manager said. “But we have an opportunity every week to get closer and for that we need positive results from us, and negative results from Chelsea.

“The only thing we can master is positive results from us. I believe Chelsea still has a very good cushion and very good security. They still have a game in hand so I believe they are too far apart at the moment.

“It is very tight. We are on the neck of Manchester City but straight behind us we have Manchester United and Liverpool. Even Tottenham and Southampton are not completely out of it.

“It is down to our performances until the end of the season. I do not say second is good. I just think how can we win our next game at Newcastle, after giving it all on Tuesday night.”

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