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Wenger: It will be difficult for Arsenal to win the league

Arsene Wenger concedes it will be difficult for Arsenal to win the Premier League after seeing his side throw away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with West Ham at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.

The Gunners knew they needed to beat the in-form Hammers to keep their faint hopes of winning the title alive and raced into a strong position thanks to first-half goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. 

However, Arsenal needed a late strike from Lorient Koscielny to eventually rescue a point after Andy Carroll buried a superb hat-trick to dent the north Londoners' slim title hopes even further.

And with top two Leicester and Tottenham still to play tomorrow, Wenger admits his charges are not in a great position to win their first league crown since 2004 - but insists they will fight until the end.

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“Third in the league, that’s not where we want to be. We've made it much more difficult for ourselves to win the championship but we have to keep going and hope,” Wenger said in his post-match press conference.

“You never know what can happen. We have to look behind us, clubs are chasing us, we have to be serious and focus on finishing as high as possible. It’s one of the places you feel guilty to drop points.” 

Leaders Leicester travel to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the early kick-off on Sunday, before Tottenham face off against Manchester United later the same day.