Arsenal Star ‘Stubborn’ About EPL Chances, Sends ‘Fiery’ Warning to Man City After Villa Loss

Arsenal Star ‘Stubborn’ About EPL Chances, Sends ‘Fiery’ Warning to Man City After Villa Loss

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 15, 2024 at 12:16 PM
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  • Arsenal's hopes for clinching the Premier League title seem to have faded
  • Mikel Arteta's men capitulated on Sunday, losing 2-0 against Aston Villa
  • However, one of the club's stars remains confident of winning the EPL

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Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice has not given up on winning the Premier League with the Gunners this season after the club's 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

The North London club's setback keeps them second on the league log, trailing Manchester City by two points with six games remaining.

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Declan Rice insists Arsenal should not be ruled out of the Premier League title race. Photo by David Price.
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Most Gooners, as well as a cross-section of the football community, have already resigned to their side bottling the EPL title for the second season, per Just Arsenal.

However, Rice, who swapped West Ham for Arsenal last summer, remains steadfast, stressing the team’s unrelenting concentration and commitment to fight for league glory.

"It’s not over yet. We’re in an unbelievable position. We’re still ready. We’re still fully focused on what we want to do and what we can achieve," the Englishman said, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.

While Arsenal's chances of winning a first league crown in two decades seem bleak, the 25-year-old believes there will be many more twists to the tale as the season draws to a close.

"There’s going to be many more twists and turns in the Premier League. Anything can happen".

Mourinho's old comments about Arsenal resurface

Following Arsenal seemingly bottling the Premier League after their shock loss to Villa, Jose Mourinho's old comments about the Gunners' chances of winning the English top-flight have resurfaced.

During a November appearance on John Obi Mikel's Obi One Podcast, Mourinho stirred up intrigue when asked about his prediction for the English League title.

His response left many puzzled: "Man City 51%, Liverpool 49%. Arsenal, nah," he remarked.

For Mikel Arteta's team to maintain their title hopes, Man City must falter in upcoming matches while simultaneously securing flawless victories.

Ferdinand dismisses Arsenal's EPL chances

Sports Brief also covered Rio Ferdinand's dismissal of Arsenal's chances in the title race while forecasting the outcomes of the remaining fixtures for the top three contenders.

The pundit highlighted Arsenal's away matches against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur as potential stumbling blocks, overlooking their unexpected home defeat to Villa.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.