Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been coy when asked whether his side can still win the Premier League title, but spoke about the importance of today’s clash with Everton at Goodison Park.
The North London side have endured poor recent domestic form that has allowed Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur to move away from them at the top of the table.
Wenger’s side were also eliminated from the Champions League in midweek by holders Barcelona, while they have been eliminated from the FA Cup by Watford.
This means that Arsenal can focus on finishing the Premier League seasons strongly, with an outside chance they could still be crowned English champions.
Wenger has stated that there will still be twists and turns in the title race and that the Gunners need to take one game at a time.
“I would say we have to go step by step – let’s get back to winning habits first, that starts tomorrow… if we win tomorrow, we’ll see. That’s our target,” the Arsenal website quotes him as saying.
“But at the moment, the only way to achieve something special is first to be realistic and humble enough to deal first with Everton.
“Things will change until the end of the season, that’s for sure. We have to take care of our own destiny, and that’s by producing the performances we expect from ourselves.
“It’s very tight, but I believe the Premier League is far from over. We are in a position where we hope for the best. I agree that a negative result would be very bad for us, but we focus on a positive result. We know now is the time for us to produce the result we want.”
Everton have proven themselves as a difficult opponent and Arsenal will need to be close to their best if they are to leave Merseyside with points.