It will not go [forever] for Chelsea like this and of course they know it. But they are strong. I don’t think about their situation. In three or four weeks, when we play them, I’ll think a lot about them and not before.”

Arsenal follows after beating Crystal Palace 2-0. Coach Wenger reacts on the win and Giroud play who scored a fantastic “scorpion” goal today:

“You cannot work on that in training. It’s just a reflex. I think it was an exceptional goal because it was at the end of a fantastic collective moment, which is what our game is about. After that, it was a reflex that any goalscorer is able to take any part of his body, even if it is a little toe, to score a goal. I think Olivier had that kind of reflex.

He transformed that goal into art – because of the surprise, because of the beauty of the movement and because of the efficiency. That will be remembered as the Giroud goal that nobody will forget. Every striker is certainly remembered for one, two or three special goals – and that will certainly be with him forever.”

Afterwards, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United complete the six teams for the title race. 12 points separate the leader, Chelsea, from sixth place Manchester United; however sill a lot is at play in the second part of the season…