Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger optimistic on title chances
Wenger's team are in third as 2010 draws to an end as Manchester United sit top
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Premier League title race is still wide open going into 2011.
Manchester City assistant boss Brian Kidd reckons leaders Manchester United are title favourites, insisting: "It's theirs to lose, it's in their hands."
But Wenger said: "It's an opinion that you can understand because United are top of the league at the moment.
"But what we have learned is that it is very, very open. Four or five teams can win the [Premier League] title."
After a mixed week in which they beat Chelsea 3-1 on Monday before being held 2-2 thanks to a late Wigan equaliser at the DW Stadium on Wednesday, Arsenal sit third in the Premier League - two points behind both the Manchester teams - as 2010 draws to a close.
Asked about what is needed to surge ahead of other title rivals in one of the most open championship battles in recent memory, Wenger added: "The most consistent team will win it in the end."
That quality is proving elusive for the league's top teams, with none of them able to put together a particularly impressive run of form.
And it is the unpredictability of Wenger's team - who have not won a trophy since 2005 - that raises questions over their own title credentials, a point which the Frenchman freely acknowledges.
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