Tue, Apr 13, 2004 - Page 20 News List

Arsenal on track to establish first-ever in Premier League

REUTERS , NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

Newcastle United manager Bobby Robson believes Arsenal are capable of winning the English premier league title with an unbeaten record and this feat might never be repeated.

The leaders ended Newcastle's run of eight successive home victories with a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Arsenal, unbeaten in 32 league games, have a seven-point lead with six matches remaining.

"On the evidence of what I have seen out there they cannot be caught," Robson told reporters.

"I think that they will go for history and basically I think they will deserve it. I like records to be broken and if they can remain undefeated it will be wonderful.

"You have to compliment the players on that because of the competitiveness and pace of the modern game. It could be a unique achievement. It might not happen again."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said remaining unbeaten in the league was not the London club's priority.

"That is a secondary target for us. Our main one is to finish the season as high as we can," Wenger said.

He said left back Ashley Cole was doubtful for Friday's home game with Leeds United due to an ankle injury.

Chelsea is now in the run for second place after looking to challenge the Gunners' first-place position last week, but Manchester United still lurk in the wings.

This story has been viewed 2721 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top