Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has said that they need a “miracle” if they are to win the Premier League title this season.
Lacazette, who became the Gunners’ most expensive player ever last summer, however admits that a return to the Champions League was always the club’s main aim this term.
Arsene Wenger’s men are 17 points behind leaders Manchester City, ahead of Wednesday’s trip to West Ham.
“It would be really complicated to win it at this point,” he said.
“We would really need a miracle. City would need to lose a lot of their games and we know their record. But the goal in coming here was always to qualify for the Champions League and if we could get the title, fantastic.”
Lacazette also said the lure of working with Wenger, convinced him to sign for Arsenal.
“It was really the meeting with the coach that made me want to come here. It was something I had thought about since I was little,” he said.
“I had spoken about it a lot for many years with [Arsenal midfielder] Francis Coquelin but it was really all about that meeting with the coach.
“I benefit from his experience on a daily basis, especially his past and how he has worked with various strikers. We are always chatting about small things I can do to make little improvements. It will be a really nice record for him too.”