Arsene Wenger stopped short of ruling Arsenal out of the Premier League title race, but admitted it will be difficult after they drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace. The Gunners are 13 points behind leaders Leicester City – who drew 2-2 with West Ham on Sunday – with five games remaining, meaning they will need a dramatic turn around to secure a first title since 2004. However, Wenger refused to say his side were no longer contenders and called for focus ahead of their clash with West Brom on Thursday.
Fuchs: Leicester are like Asterix
Christian Fuchs has compared the feats of Leicester City to French comic heroes Asterix and Obelix. In the comics, ancient Gauls Asterix and Obelix would fight against the Roman Empire to defend their village from occupation, and Fuchs says Leicester are doing similar things this season. Fuchs’ side are top of the Premier League table with five games to play, seven points clear of Tottenham, and the Austria international says their success comes from ignoring what is happening outside of their own “little cottage”.