Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has become the latest name to take a swipe at Chelsea by insisting that the Gunners will never change their style of play to ‘win ugly’, even if means they fail to deliver trophies, according to the Daily Mirror.
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However, he also admitted that none of the Blues’ personnel will be complaining as they are now just one more win away from securing another Premier League title.
The France international is convinced that Arsene Wenger’s men will be back amongst the main title contenders next season, but doesn’t think they will follow in Chelsea’s footsteps by playing defensive, functional football.
“It is true maybe they are not (playing) the same game as us, but we are not going to change our game and I think they are not going to change their game,” he said”
“I think they are pleased with that and if they are champions, what can you say?
“I think it [the title race] is over now, to be honest.
“They [Chelsea] have to win just one game or maybe have a draw, so you have to be honest with yourself, they are ten points ahead with five games to go.
“Hopefully if we can have less injuries, keep the same group and with maybe one or two new players, we are going got have a great season I am sure, but you never know.
“We have to finish this one first – to get second and win the FA Cup would be a great season. I know we can still improve ourselves and that is what we have been doing since I signed for Arsenal. I am proud about it and pleased with that.
“I just want to carry on like that, and I know if we keep our best players and this determination with the team spirit, I am sure we are going to join this championship race.
“It has been a few years since we finished second and if we can do it, we can see an improvement, which is great. But the league is not finished, which is why we need to focus in the last five games to keep the second place.”
The Gunners can still finish second this season, currently lying behind last season’s winners Manchester City in third. Both sides are tied on 67 points, but Arsenal still have a game in hand.