Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wenger Warns It Could All Unravel

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wenger Warns It Could All Unravel

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Arsene Wenger warned Jose Mourinho that just one defeat could undermine Chelsea's season as he refused to give up on the title ( or the FA Cup.

Wenger quoted three examples of clubs who had squandered leads in the Premiership ( Newcastle in 1996, Manchester United in 1998 and Arsenal themselves in 2003.

He also cited Arsenal's own defeat at Old Trafford last October, when they dropped four points in their next two league games, as proof of how quickly fortunes can change.

The Arsenal boss may seem to be rather clutching at straws, given that Chelsea have a 10-point lead and show no signs of vulnerability.

Indeed, he even joked that he could not rely on the power of prayer as "I can stay up all night and pray `please God, make Chelsea lose' but it won't make them lose".

However, without revealing any specifics, he claimed to have spotted flaws in the Blues' game which could yet prove their undoing. Wenger said: "Chelsea have got everything in their hands but I am still not as definite as everybody else is right now. …

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