3.30.2009

Cesc: Arsenal still in the race for the Premiership Title


Arsenal most talented player Cesc Fabregas has refused to throw in the towel in this season's Premier League title race.

Indeed, many fans have dismissed the Gunners' chances of ending a five-year league trophy drought as Arsene Wenger's side sit 10 points behind leaders Manchester United, having also played a game more than the defending champions.

But the popular Cesc - who is expected to return from his knee injury against Manchester City next Saturday - has not given up hope and has set overhauling third-placed Chelsea as the first target.

The Gunners captain recognises that an assault on top spot would be a shock, but he feels that a 100 per cent conclusion to Arsenal's campaign would make anything possible.

Cesc attended the launch of his new 'Campus Cesc' soccer school near Barcelona, and spoke about this subject: "I believe in miracles. It has happened before in football so why not this year?

"I know, though, that it is going to be difficult. Right now we have to think about catching Chelsea and then we will think about the others.

"But what we must think about is winning the eight games we have remaining."

Fabregas, who has been sidelined since sustaining his injury before Christmas, is also looking forward to linking up with January arrival Andrey Arshavin.

"You can see he (Arshavin) is a special player and when he plays everyone expects him to do something," added the 21-year-old. "We are very happy to have this guy. And it is a shame he cannot play in the Champions League, but I am sure he can have a very big impact until the end of the season."

PD: After a recovering from a 4-month injury, it's never easy to accept that you will not win title.