Wenger up for the fight
Arsene Wenger will not concede missing out on the Premier League title, despite their weekend disappointment.
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 25/03/08 3:27pm
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not concede missing out on the Premier League title, despite their disappointing weekend defeat at Chelsea.
Shortly after Manchester United put 10-man Liverpool to the sword at Old Trafford, Arsenal surrendered a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
The defeat came after a spell of four consecutive Premier League draws, a run which leaves the side six points adrift of The Red Devils with just seven games left.
Despite excelling in the UEFA Champions League this term, Wenger does not want to put all his eggs in a European basket just yet and give up on Premier League glory.
"We want to do well in the Premier League and not dream about the Champions League," the French tactician told the club's official website.
"We have to fight back. It is five games now since we have won and we want to come back to winning ways.
"It is very hard to swallow, the way we gave away a good position at Chelsea after fighting so hard.
"We have to become more efficient defensively because if you look at the goals we have given away recently they have been inefficient."
Full-back Gael Clichy is also not ready to admit defeat in the title race and wants Arsenal side to claim maximum points between now and the end of the season.
"Seven games mean there is a lot to do for them and for us," said Clichy. "We just have to play the best football we can. If we win all the games anything is possible.
"We have to go to Bolton on Saturday, win there and try to make something happen. It is going to be difficult. We have to dream and believe in it.
"There are seven games to go. We have to think positive. Maybe if we can win all those seven games then something can happen. We know we cannot afford to lose anymore points now."