Manchester United legend Denis Irwin says their title defence is now over.
Irwin wrote in the Sunday World: "Thatâ€™s it then, Manchester United wonâ€™t be winning the Premier League this season.
"Itâ€™s the fact that there are so many good teams between the Red Devils and the summit of the table â€“ you simply canâ€™t get the points back on all of them. If United were in second place this morning, 12 points behind the Gunners, Iâ€™d fancy them to close the gap by May.
"But they canâ€™t and wonâ€™t catch every club ahead of them in this morningâ€™s table."