"I am very close friends with Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger and I think they see the picture - they see we are always in the race for the title," Grant said.

"I think we have taken 80% of the points or something close to that. If we continue to take points like this then we will be in the race and anything can happen then. They know it - I talk to them both.

"I know what it is to play with injured players and it is not so easy. But this is the life of a team.

"Wenger is a great manager so he will find a solution, I hope, but not so quick."