Song targets title success
Alex Song is confident Arsenal have the mentality to win the title as he prepares to return to domestic action.
Last Updated: 19/03/10 10:53am
Alex Song is confident Arsenal have the mentality to win the Premier League as he prepares to return to domestic action.
The Cameroon midfielder has missed the wins over Burnley and Hull City through suspension, but is expected to go straight back into the team for Saturday's visit of West Ham United.
Song is now determined to play his part in Arsenal's bid to be crowned champions for the first time since 2004, despite Arsene Wenger's side having twice been written off as contenders this season.
The Gunners are now just two points behind current leaders Manchester United and Song feels his team-mates have the right attitude to end the season on top.
"The mentality has changed for us. Everyone has in their head that we need to do something this year. It is very important for us," he told the club's official website.
"The manager trusts us to do the job.
"If the referee says we have four minutes or two minutes left then the boss says 'don't panic, be confident and play'. That means if the opposition team drop we have the chance to score.
"If the game is not finished we know we can score at anytime."
Song admits he has not been the best armchair spectator during his enforced absence, having watched his team-mates scrap their way to a crucial three points at Hull with a stoppage-time goal from Nicklas Bendtner.
"I was like a crazy man," said Song. "I jumped everywhere.
"I was watching it with my son and he did not know what was happening - but when Nicklas scored, I just said 'yeeeeeessssssss'.
"It is very difficult to watch your friends when you don't play, but I had confidence in my team. We have the players to come in and do well.
"Now we are in a strong position and we will fight in the games that are left."