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Wenger reveals which team he reckons can challenge Man City and Liverpool this season

Arsene Wenger believes his former club Arsenal are best placed to challenge the newly established ‘top two’ of Manchester City and Liverpool this season.

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s sides amassed a record-breaking 98 and 97 points respectively last term, with both teams having started the current campaign in ominous form, leading many to predict another two-horse race for this season’s Premier League title.

However, Wenger reckons the club he managed for 22 years and now under the stewardship of Unai Emery have the best chance of reigning in the top two.

The 69-year-old Frenchman thinks Frank Lampard’s young Chelsea side lack experience and Manchester United are missing the consistency required to challenge.

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Despite Arsenal having failed to even finish in the top four in each of the last three seasons, Wenger thinks Emery’s side have the most potential out of the chasing pack.

“Maybe the team who has the potential is Arsenal who could be the closest,” Wenger told beIN Sports.

“Chelsea looks a bit young, not enough maturity up front and not enough maturity at the back ‘Man Utd hasn’t found a settled way where you could say today they could fight for the championship.

“They look quite comfortable the two in front they know they can do it. Man City has a huge technical level where they can always create chances

“Liverpool looks very strong at the back and up front they have a midfield that knows its job. Maybe less creative than Man City but they look a little bit in front of the all the others.”

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