Arsene Wenger writes off Arsenal title hopes

Arsène Wenger suggested he was more concerned with securing a top-four finish than winning the Premier League title after Arsenal suffered another setback in the 2-2 home draw with Swansea City.

Arsenal were unhinged by a 90th-minute own goal by Mathieu Flamini and they might even have lost but for the referee Lee Probert's decision to blow for full-time as the Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzmán had the scent of a one-on-one chance.

After Saturday's 6-0 loss at Chelsea, Wenger admitted the draw "hurts us a lot" and it left Arsenal, in fourth spot, not only six points off the lead held by Chelsea, and possibly more if Manchester City were to win their games in hand, but just six clear of fifth-place Everton. Roberto Martínez's side have a game in hand and they face Arsenal at Goodison Park on Sunday week.

Arsenal play City at home on Saturday with Everton going to Fulham on Sunday.
"The title is not our biggest worry at the moment," Wenger said. "We just have to try to be realistic and we have to come back in the next game. We have to look behind us. Of course we also have to look in front of us but as well behind us. Everton won [at Newcastle United] so we have, of course, to focus. It will be open until the end. We can still have surprises. Manchester City had a good result [at United] ... they look a bit unstoppable and they are the favourites because they still have two games in hand.

"Them and Chelsea are the favourites for the title. We don't have too much room to come back into it. We have to get some players back. It's difficult to fight with half the team out."