Szczesny confident of Arsenal title tilt despite Old Trafford loss

Wojciech Szczesny insists that Arsenal remain in a good position to win the title, despite suffering a damaging defeat to Manchester United.

The Gunners were looking to open up an 11 point lead over the reigning champions on Sunday afternoon, but fell to a first-half Robin van Persie header. This means David Moyes’ men are now just five points adrift of the Emirates Stadium side, who remain in pole position in the Premier League albeit with just a two-point lead over Liverpool.

Due to their inability to launch a lasting bid for the title in recent years, this has perhaps inevitably led to suggestions that once more Arsene Wenger’s team will cone up short this time round. However, this isn’t a theory shared by Szczesny, who is quick to point out that he and his pals are still in a great position after 11 rounds of fixtures.

“Of course [we’re still in a good position],” the Poland international told Arsenal Player. “The other teams dropped points this week as well. It’s important for us to get back to winning ways as quickly as we can and make the difference at the top of the table bigger.”

The international break means Arsenal will have to wait until 23 November to get their campaign back on track, when Southampton visit the capital. The Saints have been in fine form this season, and are currently in third position. Indeed, should they spring a surprise by inflicting defeat on the Gunners, they could even top the table.


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