Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka says that the Gunners are still in the title race and can catch Manchester City for the title. These words came from Xhaka after Arsenal’s league victory over Tottenham on Saturday.
Xhaka spoke to Sky Sports and said that he still believes that club can rally back in the title race, despite being 12 points behind currently of the leaders Manchester City.
“I think in football everything is possible,” Xhaka told Sky Sports News.
“Manchester City, at the moment, are on a very good run, they’re doing very well and others have dropped points, which they haven’t done, but it’s conceivable that they could drop points as well.”
Xhaka and Alexis in Arsenal’s Premier League match against Man City
Xhaka also admitted that Pep Guardiola’s side are setting high standards so far in the league and chasing them will be tough but anything can happen.
He added that City though are doing so well so far, they may eventually have a slip up at certain point and may have a bad phase where others will have to capitulate, and believes that Arsenal can do that.
“Everything’s possible, I’m a person who thinks realistically but has dreams and fantasies as well. In football, everything is always possible.”
He also says that staying focused and doing their own work efficiently would be the priority, as Arsenal have some tough games ahead and will have to get the maximum points there to keep up with the pace.
Arsenal were victorious in the North London derby after a 2-0 win over Spurs in which Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez scored, while the latter is speculated to be Manchester City bound.
Xhaka (Number 29) celebrating with teammates after a goal against Spurs
The Swiss international has so far featured in all the league games for the North London side this season and will play a pivotal role on next Sunday when Arsenal travel to high flying Burnley.