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Wenger Not Ruling Out Top 4 Or Title Challenge

Arsene Wenger has said he is refusing to give up hope of a title or Top 4 challenge this season, because if he gave up after 9 games he would be in the wrong job.

Speaking to Sky Sports Wenger knows he has a battle on his hands, but he wants the team to believe in themselves and fight to get back into a position we can challenge from.

'Of course at the moment we are far from Manchester City, so today we have to get back to a shorter distance before we can say we will fight for the title. What is important for us is to get back in a fighting position closer to the top. Who would right off the title after nine games? People who do that have nothing to do in this job if you don't believe you have a chance. But we have to be realistic.'

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Writer: Arsenal Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 28 2011

Time: 5:06PM

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A top four challenge certainly seems to be within grasp, but it's not going to be easy. Spurs and Liverpool are our main rivals nowadays and it'll be tough to get that 4th spot. We haven't won the title in 7 years, there's no way we're going to win it this year.
Rocky7
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28/10/2011 18:39:00

His usual BS. Will be brought back to earth tomorrow.
Sajit
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28/10/2011 18:42:00

Make my day, Sajit.
Naijagunner
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28/10/2011 22:38:00

If we get all 3 pts tomorrow then a good chance for 4th, otherwise a very long shot. Don't forget Newcastle is still undefeated.
HKBCCAN
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28/10/2011 22:52:00

Arsene is doing his job by urging on his team to their best in every game and to believe that the title is within grasp. He knows the title is out of the question but its better to keep spirits high within the squad than take the defeatist attitude of Sajit above.
Deltaforce
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29/10/2011 06:43:00

I take it that's another attempt at an anti-jinx Sajit? if not, cheer the f up man. We're doing alright now, getting on a role.
Rocky7
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29/10/2011 12:42:00

:-)
Sajit
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29/10/2011 17:32:00

Well I guess you were right Sajit, he was brought back to earth ... turns out we're not as sh** as we all though.
Rocky7
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29/10/2011 21:11:00

Loving the anti-jinx. keep Going up Gooners! we play man city 3 times this season (so far) thanks to the 'luck' of the draw. can't wait to be "brought back down to earth" by another 'big' (wallet) club. GUNNERS!
GunnaBlazing
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30/10/2011 00:02:00

i dun believe dis is an attempt of an anti jinx from sajit. he clearly believed we wud get beat yest and den he cud have another jibe at Arsene. too bad it didn't turnout that way..
luckys_10
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30/10/2011 09:14:00

Whatever rocks your boat , luckys_10.
Sajit
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30/10/2011 16:15:00

comeback when your BS comes true Sajit..
luckys_10
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30/10/2011 17:35:00

Come back? I've been in this forum for ages. I dont have anything to prove to you.
Sajit
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30/10/2011 17:43:00

After only nine games Im up for the title challenge bit as well. Until its mathematically impossible, of course we could win it and I think Wenger is right to approach the rest of the season with this attitude.
Sir Henry
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01/11/2011 14:11:00

 

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