The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has alluded to the fact that the club has had a difficult run of fixtures in the first few months of the campaign. As a result, they find themselves way behind the leaders Manchester United. Arsenal started the new season with the hope of finally ending the league title drought that has existed since 2004. However, this is turning to once again a familiar season for the Arsenal supporters because the team are 12 points behind the leaders with a month to go till Christmas. However, Wenger has said that the first half of the season has been extremely tough for the team in terms of fixtures.

Arsenal have already played away matches against the likes of Manchester City and United. They have been able to come away from these two fixtures with just one point. Wenger reckons that the second half of the season, which will now have home games against the two leaders, will provide the club with ample opportunities to close the gap. Arsenal will be now facing opposition like Swansea, Reading, and Wigan in the next few matches. He has targeted maximum points from these matches in order to close the gap on the Manchester clubs before December.

“We have had a lot of difficult away games and now we reach a moment in the season when we get a chance to push on with some home games. We will come back. Now we have six games, four at home, and if we do well in this block I think we have a chance to come back. Of course it is vital for us to do well in these games, but I believe this team has something special and they will begin to show this in the next few weeks,” Wenger said on the official website of the club.