Arsenal Captain Cesc Fabregas has said that Arsenal cannot afford to lose more points if they are to challenge Chelsea and Man Utd for the title . The Gunners have already lost easy points to West Brom and Newcastle at home. Away trips to Liverpool and Chelsea were always going to be difficult and it wasn’t a surprise to lose points there. However, conceding a goal to Sunderland’s Darren Bent in the 95th minute of the match might also come back to haunt the Gunners. Fabregas wants to end Arsenal’s trophy drought with the Gunners last winning silverware in 2005 when they won the FA Cup.
About the match with Wolves, the Spanish said,
“These are the games that can win or lose you titles.”
“Because it’s not just about beating the big teams in the big games – it’s about winning these matches also.”
“The Newcastle defeat was a really bad result… another one of those games where we have struggled.”
“And we all said after we’d lost at home to West Brom that we couldn’t afford any more setbacks like that – and yet we did it again!”
Fabregas insists there’s no room for a mistake now and if they slip up then they can forget about the title.
“We have to realise one more mistake like that and it could all be finished. We are lucky Chelsea lost at Liverpool so we didn’t lose any ground on the leaders. But Manchester United and Manchester City won.”
“The good thing about football is you get the chance to bounce back quickly.”
“So now we have to go to Wolves and that will be very difficult. We have to go there and be strong, show our character and play our football. Because we now can’t afford to lose against Wolves if we want to win the Premier League.”
“We know Wolves are a very good team and although we won there 4-1 last year it was still a very difficult game.”
The 30 year old center back Sebastien Squillaci has joined Fabregas and called on Arsenal to respond like a “great” team. He said,
“When you play for a team like Arsenal, after two defeats you need to respond. A great team doesn’t concede three consecutive defeats. So the next game will be really important, we need to show that Arsenal are a great team. We need to respond well at Wolves on Wednesday.”