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Arsene Wenger doesn’t mind being classed as ‘out-siders’

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he doesn’t mind that people do not consider his side as geniune title contenders and he believes that could play in their favour come May.

The Gunners have had a superb start to the 2013/2014 campaign and are currently sitting top of the table ahead of Liverpool by two points, and despite the positive start, many people are suggesting that they are not classed as real title contenders.

BBC pundit Alan Hansen has already said that Wenger’s men do not have the bottle to win the title, but the Frenchman doesn’t mind that people class his side as the out-siders.

“I believe we have gained a maturity and even down to 10 men you never felt that we were really in trouble,” he told Arsenal Player.

“We got the second goal and our victory is maybe a bit underrated because Palace were good opponents on the day. They were massively strong, very disciplined and overall you needed something special to win the game and we did that.

“[The result] also reflects the desire and the ambition of the team because we are ready to put that effort in. If you look at our offensive record it looks very good and our defensive record is good. That’s what we want to keep working on.

“We don’t mind [the lack of title talk]. We want to be considered a very strong team and that only comes with the way we play and with our results so let’s just focus on that.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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