a veteran pundit’s and a player’s thoughts clash on Arsenal’s title winning chances

Until the end of the season and until the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign at Arsenal, there will always be 2 schools of thoughts as far as the club’s and coach’s chances of clinching the title go. With 7 games to go, and still 11 points behind league leaders, Leicester City, veteran defender and World Cup winner, Per Mertesacker isn’t giving up on the title just yet. Bellerin and Gabriel have also recently expressed their beliefs concerning a shot at the EPL title, and it seems a majority of the squad aren’t giving up yet.

Following the team’s 4 – 0 thrashing of Watford at the weekend, and with 2nd-placed Tottenham dropping 2 points after the draw at Anfield, the 31-year-old believes winning the title is still an achievable feat for the North London side, provided they win all their remaining 7 games. And then see Leicester City drop points. Leicester need just 12 more points out of a possible 18 points in order to emerge winners. Out of the remainder of Arsenal’s fixtures, only 2 matches involve teams in the top 8 on the log, and winning all 7 is realistically possible, but Arsenal are yet to win 5 consecutive league games this season, and pulling off such feat won’t be easy.

Despite the hopes flying around in the camp of Arsenal, Sun editor, Charlie Wyett believes the club won’t win the league with Wenger still in charge. He points to the fact that the board’s supports for the Frenchman despite failing to pick up a title in 12 years must be checked if anything is to change. A section of the fans have constantly called for the head of the coach, and Wyett is of the opinion that only them have the power to force the 66-year-old out. With one more year left on his current deal, the club’s frequent close-shave with winning the title might end on a disappointing note if they fail to win it this term.

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