herald

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Wenger - There's not a lot between Arsenal and Chelsea

Arsene Wenger believes there is "not a lot" between his Arsenal side and Premier League champions-elect Chelsea.

The Blues battled to a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take a step closer to the title, which they can secure later this week with victories over Leicester and then Crystal Palace.

Despite a superb run of form in the second half of the campaign, Arsenal are still some 10 points behind the leaders, paying a heavy price for their slow start which returned just two victories from the first eight league matches.

Former Gunners captain Thierry Henry used his post-match media pundit role to speak about the need to "buy four players" in the summer to improve the "spine" of the team.

Wenger, however, is confident his squad have what it takes to bridge that gap next season.

"Overall the team were at their top level again and we are a bit frustrated because we always score here (at the Emirates Stadium). Not to score means you go home and think, 'What happened?'," Wenger said. "Do we put that down to the quality of Chelsea's defending? Do we put that down to the fact that we lacked a bit of sharpness in the final third? Maybe both."

Promoted articles

Entertainment News