Arsenal playmaker Andrey Arshavin believes the Gunners hold the advantage in the title race.

The diminutive Russian has had a mixed season at the Emirates, but remains one of the side’s most productive players in terms of both goals and assists this season.

With the race for the Barclays Premier League championship closing towards it’s climax, United currently hold top spot with Arsenal chasing them down in second. Chelsea still have a mathematical chance in third, but results will need to go their way.

"I think our schedule is not so bad, that is why if we win all our games we have a good chance to be champions," Arshavin told Sky Sports News.

Arsenal continue their challenge against Blackburn tomorrow, although the clash against Sir Alex Ferguson’s side on May 1st is thought to be a pivotal moment at the start of next month.


Arshavin believes the fact the north London side are only challenging for one trophy at this stage of the season can also work in their favour, and is confident the Gunners can land the first piece of silverware in five years for Arsene Wenger’s side.

"I think everyone in our team would prefer to have more possibilities than only one trophy, but everything is in the past, that is why we have to concentrate on the Premier League matches.

"Straight after it was very difficult for everyone, but now we have come back after the internationals and have refreshed our minds and maybe it will help us. I think we are in the race."

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