Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that the Gunners "will fight until the end to have a chance" to win the Premier League after his side secured a crucial 4-0 victory over Watford on Saturday (2 April). The French boss, meanwhile, singled out Alex Iwobi and Mohamed Elneny for praise after the duo enjoyed another impressive performance to help his side to secure a comfortable win.
The Gunners closed the gap to leaders Leicester City to eight points with the Foxes ready to host Southampton on Sunday. Wenger is aware that with just seven games remaining, winning the title will be a tough battle, but refused to throw in the towel yet.
"We want to focus on the way we play and keep the quality very high. Then we'll see where we are. We will fight until the end to have a chance. The only way we can achieve that is by playing games with our team quality. That is based on our movement, on our technical ability to play at the highest level and at the highest pace," the boss said in the press conference although insisting Arsenal need to go step by step and just focus in winning the next derby against West Ham.
"Let's focus on the next game. We know what is needed and what is needed is to keep the quality very high. Next week we go to West Ham. It's always a difficult place to go, so let's prepare for that.
Iwobi, meanwhile, once again made headlines after he scored one goal after setting up another for Alexis Sanchez to guide his side to the victory.
Wenger said: "We have values in our club that are maybe not rated always, but one of them is to give a chance to young people and educate them. Every year we bring players out and not many players can say that. I'm happy Alex is one of them. He arrived here at the age of seven or eight. He's completely integrated in the way we want to play football. He's worked with us since the start of the season and it shows because when he came in he was used to the way we want to play."
"(Looking fearless) It's one of his qualities. He's also very mobile and is a midfielder with creativity, but is also a finisher. The quality of his receptions is very good because he gets into good spaces."
Meanwhile, the manager also hailed the January signing of Elneny after the midfielder impressed in the middle of the part alongside Francis Coquelin.
"(Elneny) He has brought something to the team. He is a very intelligent player who is also very mobile and works very hard for the team. He gives us tactical stability. He made a very good pair with Coquelin in terms of winning the ball back, and also in the distribution as well."