Wenger: Blues must lose it
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsene Wenger says that Chelsea can only throw away the Premiership title.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that Chelsea can only throw away the Premiership title.
The Gunners suffered a huge body blow to their hopes of retaining their Premiership crown when they went down to a 1-0 defeat at Bolton on Saturday.
The champions are now ten points behind Jose Mourinho's league leaders, and Wenger thinks they can only blow the title themselves.
"People say what they want; there's a long way to go, and Chelsea are in a fantastic position," Wenger told Prem Plus.
"They can only lose it now - but we'll keep going and fight until the championship finishes in May.
"We will keep Chelsea out of our worries and try to win our games. We have the spirit and desire to fight back."
Wenger refused to lay the blame on goalkeeper Manuel Almunia, although he did not cover himself in glory with a shaky display.
"We didn't defend properly for the goal - and before that we lacked the clinical aspect of our game that we have usually had and missed many chances.
"They played a cup game, fought for every ball and showed the determination that got them through.
"Did they deserve to win the game? I feel we had enough chances, compared to their chances, to score goals.
"But at the end of the day the only thing that counts is the result.
"There was miss-communication between some players. But I don't think it had anything to do with the goal - there were other mistakes for the goal other than the goalkeeper."