'Arsenal fighting to be in Premier League title hunt'

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London, Feb 1 (ANI): Boss Arsene Wenger has confessed that Arsenal is now fighting to save their title challenge after his side lost 3-1 to Manchester United at the Emirates.

The Gunners' manager admitted the Premier League race could all be over if Arsenal surrender again against leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

Wenger said: "We need to do something special now to stay in the race. Of course I'm conscious of that."

"It's difficult to accept - but easy to explain. We were poor defensively and offensively and delivered an off-the-mark performance completely," The Sun quoted Wenger, as saying.

"That's why we were well beaten. It's a massive blow and a massive disappointment. We gave them too much room, were naive and there were massive individual errors," he said.

Wenger lashed his side for failing to cope with most of United's stars.

He pointed out that United had taken one point from their last six games against clubs in the top four and yesterday's victory was their first away from home against a top-four team in two seasons.

But his comments contrasted with his pre-match declaration that Arsenal is a "different animal" to the one that meekly capitulated against United in last season's Champions League semi-final. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, February 1, 2010, 13:20 [IST]
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