Piers Morgan's dramatic U-turn as he retracts claims of Arsenal's Premier League title bottle job


Piers Morgan's dramatic U-turn as he retracts claims of Arsenal's Premier League title bottle job

Piers Morgan has made a reversal in his stance regarding Arsenal's chances of winning the Premier League title.

 He now asserts that the Gunners have not faltered in their pursuit of the title, following a tough match against Newcastle, which they won 2-0, keeping the pressure on Manchester City.

Following three consecutive draws and a loss to Manchester City, Arsenal were knocked off the top spot, trailing the defending champions by one point (who had a game in hand).

 Arsenal had dominated the top of the table for most of the season, until their defeat to City in a one-sided 4-1 match. The heavy loss had led many to believe that Arsenal's title hopes were dashed, including Piers Morgan.

But the avid Gooner says their win over Newcastle gave him hope there is still a chance of glory, after the Gunners kept their hunt for the crown alive this coronation weekend.

“Of course we’re still in it,” the Talk TV host told talkSPORT Breakfast presenter and fellow Arsenal fan Laura Woods.

“We’re one point off the top and City’s run-in is actually quite difficult. 

“I don’t care how big a squad you’ve got, I don’t care how good you think you are, Real Madrid are going to come at them like a steam train over their two legs, they’ve got the FA Cup final to think about, they’ve got to go away to Everton as they beetle to stay up, you go away to Brighton who are battling to get in Europe, and away to Brentford who are potential to battle in Europe too. These are not easy games, not games Guardiola will take lightly.

“If they were to trip up and we keep winning and keep playing like we did against Newcastle, anything could happen.

“I think psychologically, players who have these massive games like against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, they are going to be thinking about that. Are they going to be all-in in those remaining Premier League games, physically and mentally?

“I was incredibly encouraged by Arsenal’s performance. We’ve had a wobble, and it was a big wobble, let’s be honest. 

“To be 2-0 up in two consecutive games and not win them and then to go 2-0 down to the worst team in the division and only scrape a draw and then to just not turn up at all against City, which was embarrassing – that was a proper wobble and I did think then that we had bottled it.

“We’ve still got to do our job, Arsenal have got to win our last three games, but they are very winnable – two games at home against Brighton and Wolves and one game away at Forest, we should win all those. 

“If we don’t, we don’t deserve to be anywhere near getting a Premier League trophy.

“But if we do I think we’re going to ask some questions and I would be surprised – and you can play this back to me in June! – but I would be surprised if City win all of their remaining league games.”

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