Arsenal manager concedes title to Chelsea after 2-1 Swans loss

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has declared that the Premier League title is Chelsea’s to lose after the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to Swansea on Sunday, Mirror reports.

The Swans came from one goal down to triumph at the Liberty Stadium and Wenger has given up on his side’s chances of catching the Blues this season.

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“At the moment Chelsea are on course to get an average of 100 points this season,” he said.

“If they keep that up nobody will catch them, that’s for sure. There doesn’t look to be anybody capable to challenge them at the moment.”

Wenger’s men were still reeling from being three goals up against Anderlecht in the Champions League before drawing the game in midweek and the loss to Swansea is another disappointing result for the Gunners.

“We’ve had a very disappointing week considering the performances we produced and the end result we got,” Wenger added.

“It’s very disappointing. We were 3-0 up against Anderlecht and 1-0 up against Swansea and in the end we lose two points against Anderlecht and three points today. You have to be capable, once you are 1-0 up and a big team, of winning the game.

“I don’t know how damaging it is, but for our league position it’s very disappointing. We had an opportunity to come back into the top four in a bit more of a comfortable way. It is unfortunate that we didn’t take it.

“Did Tuesday night play a part in our mind? I don’t think so. I hope not. As for Swansea, you have to give them credit. They didn’t give up. They fought until the end, they scored a good free-kick and course that gave them momentum again.

“In the end, we lost the three points. That’s very sad but we have to take it on the chin because we didn’t play for 90 minutes with the right rigorous attitude. We produced quite a decent performance for 75 minutes but you have to last 90 minutes.”