'We want to be first' - Andrey Arshavin & Arsenal still fighting for Premier League title

Russian believes the Gunners can still end their six-year silverware drought by lifting the Premier League trophy ahead of Manchester United in May

Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin still has hope that the side can lift the Premier League trophy at the end of the season with the players and coaching staff doing everything in their power to help them end their six-year wait for silverware.

The Gunners beat Blackpool 3-1 on Sunday, showing that they are more than prepared to go the long-haul this season if they are to win the League, as well as showing Manchester United that they are not about to give up.

Arsenal’s current form and performances are leading Arshavin to believe they are in with a good shout of winning the league, as long as they continue to eat-up the gap that has been formed between themselves and leaders United.

Following the win at Bloomfield Road, speaking to his official website, Arshavin said: “Arsene [Wenger] wants to be first. Just like the whole team. Blackpool played well. They were attacking dangerously, creating problems for us in defence.

"But we did a good job, managed to deal with their threats and scored two goals. In addition, we had several good chances, but never used them.

"It's great that we could catch them on the counter-attacks, scored a third goal, and earned three points."

Wenger’s side are now seven points behind Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, but they also have a game in hand, therefore they could potentially be just four points behind their rivals, with the Red Devils yet to visit the Emirates – a fixture that takes place on May 1st.

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