03 Oct '11, 1am

Arsene Wenger gives up on title hopes following derby loss to Tottenham, admitting that it wasn't 'realistic'

LONDON (AFP) - Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal cannot be regarded as title contenders after falling 12 points behind leaders Manchester United following their 2-1 defeat at north London rivals Tottenham. Wenger endured another frustrating day as his side crashed to their fourth loss in seven league games at White Hart Lane. The Gunners' disappointment was compounded by a potentially serious injury to Bacary Sagna who was taken to hospital with an ankle problem that could keep him out for several weeks. Arsenal's dismal start to the season mean they sit just two points above the bottom three and Wenger accepts it is unrealistic to consider his side to be likely challengers for the championship while they are in their current plight. 'I think at the moment we have to set realistic targets like to say today we want to get in the Champions League positions,' Wenger said. 'At the ...

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