Arsene Wenger thinks Arsenal still have a minute chance of winning the Premier League this season but it seems players in his own team may have already dismissed that idea as fantasy.
Even as far back as March it seems Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain didn’t believe the Gunners could overcome the challenge of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea with the midfielder, candidly admitting in a promotional video with England’s rugby team that the Blues were “winning the league”.
To commemorate St George’s Day, the Ox and Gary Cahill teamed up with England rugby internationals George Ford and Jack Nowell to take part in a crossbar challenge, with this clip filmed last month.
And when Cahill asked if he could dedicate his kick to the national day of England, Oxlade-Chamberlain snapped back with a wry smile: “You can do what you want, you’re winning the league!”
To be fair, Chamberlain’s prediction has hardly been proven wrong with Jose Mourinho’s side narrowly avoiding multiple slip-ups over the past two months to retain their extensive lead at the top of the Premier League, and even extended it to ten points at the weekend with a win over Man United.
Arsenal have work to do if they are to challenge Chelsea, but at least signs are positive for next season.