Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been talking about the start leaders Chelsea have made in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho’s side is already nine points ahead of the fifth-placed Gunners.
“Chelsea are in a strong position at the moment,” says Wenger. “I’m more focused on getting consistency in our results before we think of coming back to Chelsea.”
Asked if Chelsea could match the achievement of his 2003-2004 side, who won the title without losing a game, Wenger replied: “It is only nine games played. It is too early to say that, there’s a long way to go.”
England winger Theo Walcott is still not ready to start for Arsenal as he recovers from an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee that has kept him out of action since January.
“He is not completely ready,” says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. “He’s been out for too long to start. He wants to play, but that’s a period where the patience is tested.
“The players wants to play, but then much later realise they weren’t ready. He knows he is not completely there yet.”
He says: “We want to be good enough to get around teams who try and stop us from playing. Our attitude and dedication has been fantastic. On the efficiency front we could do better.”