Arsenal are currently sitting at the 10th spot in the Premier League table, which is 16 points behind league leaders Manchester City and nine points behind fourth-placed Liverpool, but their Brazilian defender David Luiz believes that they still have an outside chance of winning the Premier League.
The Gunners won the FA Cup and the Community Shield double last summer and their performance, under Mikel Arteta, was only expected to get better.
But what followed after were turbulent times for Arsenal as they endured a terrible first-half of the Premier League season. Everyone was banking on Arteta to get Arsenal through to the Champions League but an inconsistent run of form, amid intense fixture scheduling, didn’t let that happen.
The club lost even their ninth game of the Premier League season on Tuesday as they went down to the Wolves. They have been eliminated from the FA Cup too and their only hope of a silverware now is the Europa League. However, Luiz still believes that ‘anything’ can happen in the coming time as there are plenty of points on offer in the Premier League as well.
“Now it’s about fighting for the two titles that are still on,” the defender told ESPN Brasil.
“Of course, the Premier League has this very distant gap. It’s impossible? No. But knowing our reality.
“Knowing that we are in a much more difficult reality than the teams that are up there. But also knowing that we play in the most disputed, most difficult league in the world, where 10 points suddenly in a month become one, two or zero. Anything can happen.”
Luiz further added: “I think even more after these many changes that the pandemic caused on a physical level, level of change, adaptation and other things.
“All the clubs are a little messed up and the results can fluctuate in several ways that still give us the awareness that we can also fight for the Premier League.
“And the Europa League, which is the title that we have to aim for this year, which is the title that is achievable for us.”
Luiz was also sent off during Arsenal’s loss to the Wolves and thus he will sit out of their next fixture against Aston Villa.