Jose Mourinho’s champions-elect head to the Emirates on Sunday 10 points clear of their hosts with just six matches of the campaign remaining.??
Wenger has never beaten a team manager by the Portuguese and should he prevail for the first time this weekend it is unlikely to have any impact on the destination of the league title.
“We want to continue to win and strengthen our position in second place because that’s far from being done,” said the Frenchman whose side booked a place in the FA Cup final last weekend after a run of eight successive Premier League victories.
“We have an opportunity to get closer to Chelsea and we want to take it. We dropped points at the start of the season, but since January we have been top of the form table and we have an opportunity to show that improvement is consistent.”
“Chelsea are the team that have lost less games than any other teams. The Premier League rewards the consistency and on that front, if you look at their record, they have been defensively very strong and very consistent,” he said.
For all of Arsenal’s progress on the domestic front since the start of the year, Wenger sounded a note of caution ahead of the run-in.
“You take the example of Man City and that shows how fragile the position is. Nothing is forever in our game,” he said.
“Our game is so popular because it is not always predictable, and that is why??even if you finish first this season you can be three or four places behind next??season.”