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Wilshere: Arsenal still in title race

ESPN staff
March 3, 2014
Arsenal face Manchester City and Chelsea later this month © PA Photos

Jack Wilshere insists Arsenal are still in the race for the Premier League title and is relishing the prospect of make-or-break games against Manchester City and Chelsea this month.

His team's ambitions took a hit on Saturday when they were beaten 1-0 by Stoke and they have now slipped to third in the table, with league-leaders Chelsea extending their advantage to four points and Liverpool moving up to second.

"The good thing is that this month we play all the teams at the top," Wilshere said. "If we win those games, we can be up there. We've got to keep going to the end. Anything can happen in this league as you've seen this weekend and in previous weeks."

Arsenal are in danger of dropping to fourth if City win their two games in hand. Arsene Wenger's side also face a challenging month in the Premier League, with a trip to Tottenham on March 16 followed by another away game, at Stamford Bridge, against Chelsea before City go to the Emirates.

They also face the complicating factor of having to go to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, before they face Spurs, needing to turn around a 2-0 first-leg defeat to stay in the competition.

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