Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot believes Arsenal have no chance of winning the Premier League title this season.
Former Blue Melchiot has ruled out the Gunners’ chance of lifting the title, despite their chance to close the gap to seven points when they play Chelsea at the Emirates this weekend.
But Arsenal have failed to beat a Jose Mourinho Chelsea team 12 times in their past 13 attempts, and Melchiot thinks the Blues will carry on their rampant run to the title.
No, I don’t think there’s any way Arsenal can get back into the Premier League title race,” Melchiot told talkSPORT.“Jose Mourinho won’t let Chelsea slow down, he’ll be on the training ground saying, ‘Arsenal are trying to catch us’.
“His game is all about making you think he’s not worried by anything. While, at the training ground, he’ll be working on it,” Melchiot added.
Arsenal will be in high spirits following Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final victory over Championship outfit Reading, and Wenger will hope the Gunners can take their good form into the match at Emirates.
Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, and Melchiot feels that Jose Mourinho’s team can’t go looking for a draw this weekend.
“In his mind there’s nothing else that he wants more than a win. He won’t go for a draw. That will put everything to bed and they will win the title,” Melchiot said.
Chelsea go into the game on the back of a 1-0 victory over Manchester United, where Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard scored to extend Chelsea's lead at the top of the title to ten points.