Chelsea are unstoppable, says Wenger

2014-11-10 09:09

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger all but conceded the Premier League title to leaders Chelsea after seeing his side let slip their lead in a 2-1 loss away to Swansea.

Defeat yesterday left the Gunners 12 points behind José Mourinho’s table-toppers after only 11 league games played.

There might be more than two-thirds of the season left and the small matter of 81 points to play for, but Wenger believes Arsenal’s London rivals are unstoppable.

“At the moment Chelsea are on course for 100 points this season,” said Wenger, who won the last of his three Premier League title as Gunners boss during the 2003/04 season.

“If you look at the number of points they have today, if they keep that up nobody will catch them, that’s for sure,” the Frenchman added.

“There doesn’t look to be anybody capable to challenge them at the moment.”

Having relinquished a three-goal lead at home to Anderlecht during a 3-3 Champions League in midweek, the Gunners’ defensive frailties were on display again in south Wales.

Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a 63rd-minute lead at the Liberty Stadium, but two goals in three minutes in the final quarter, from Gylfi Sigurdsson and substitute Bafetimbi Gomis, left Wenger empty-handed.

“I think it’s a game that we were quite in control of at 1-0,” Wenger said. “But I felt that we allowed them back into the game by losing some challenges in the middle of the park. You cannot afford to lose them.

“It’s unfortunate to lose a game like that but we were not rigorous until the end.

“We produced quite a decent performance for 75 minutes but you have to last for 90 minutes. It’s disappointing but we have to take it on the chin.

“But give Swansea credit ... Swansea are a good team.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.