Arsene Wenger can lead Arsenal to the title by nipping ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United in the race for the Premier League crown — but we’ll need a slice of luck to do so.
That’s the verdict of former England manager Terry Venables, who reckons that the glorious Gunners would be in a stronger position if they had a bigger squad.Venables admits he has written off our chances of bringing home the top flight silverware several times already this season but has had to backtrack as both United and Chelsea dropped points.
Our magnificent battling display in the 3-1 win at Stoke City on Saturday puts us two points behind second placed United and three points behind Chelsea, who were embarrassed by Manchester City 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.
And the three points gained from Tony Pulis’ thugs after the devastating tackle on Aaron Ramsay from Ryan Shawcross could yet harness a new togetherness in our boys.
>Now many pundits and fans alike are looking to the very real threat that we can gain on our rivals given that they have, arguably, tougher run-ins and the fact that they have still to meet in the league.
We can kick things off again this Saturday when we face Burnley at the Emirates in a game that, like the rest of our fixtures now, has become vital if we are to mount a serious challenge.
And Venables admits he is bemused as anybody as to how the fight for the title can contain so many twists and turns.
“I’ve said that losing Robin van Persie and with Nicklas Bendtner and Andrey Arshavin doing their best up front does mean they are up against it. I’ve also already said this season that Arsenal will fall by the wayside in their pursuit for the title and then they win key games and others don’t and they creep back up again,” he told
“I still think it’s going to be between Manchester United and Chelsea, and Arsenal are still capable of being there as it’s clearly only the three of them now.”
Venables says we would have more chance of getting our hands on the trophy if we were chasing one opponent rather than the two.
“If you are behind one team and you are four or five points behind it is acheivable — but if it’s two teams it’s highly unlikely they are not both going to crack up but, of course, you never know.”
Of course, we all hope and pray they do and we can end the baron spell and shut a few people up into the bargain.

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