Belfast Telegraph

Arsenal will be in Premier League title race, insists Arsene Wenger

By Staff Reporter

Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal will remain in Barclays Premier League title contention if they continue to reproduce their second-half show at Swansea.

The Gunners secured a fifth straight league success by winning 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium, but only after a goalless first half in which the Swans were the better team.

Bafetimbi Gomis wasted a glorious opening after being put clean through on Petr Cech's goal and Swansea should have had a penalty when Per Mertesacker moved his hand to block Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick.

But Arsenal were a different proposition after the break and goals from Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Joel Campbell saw them keep pace with leaders Manchester City and open up a three-point advantage on third place.

"We're very ambitious, very hungry as well and if we play like that we will be in the (title) fight," Wenger said after Arsenal had avenged last season's two defeats to Swansea.

Belfast Telegraph


From Belfast Telegraph