Arsene Wenger dismisses Man United’s lead ahead of Arsenal trip

Arsene Wenger says Manchester United's lead at the top of the table doesn't mean much

Arsene Wenger has played down the significance of Manchester United’s position at the top of the Premier League table heading into Sunday’s clash with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

The Red Devils travel to north London one point clear of second-placed Manchester City in the table after their 3-0 win over Sunderland at Old Trafford last weekend.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are fourth in the table and know that victory over United at their home ground will move them level on points with their rivals heading into the forthcoming international break.

However, Wenger feels that it is too early in the season to draw conclusions from the Premier League table, despite United’s promising recent form.

Wenger told a news conference at Arsenal’s training ground on Friday morning: “At the moment it is too difficult to say that any team dominates the championship.

“It is so tight that one point more after seven games does not mean you will suddenly make a big difference in the league.

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“It is settling at the moment and it is a very important time in the Premier League, but you cannot come to a conclusion that one team is above everybody else.”

Arsenal head into Sunday’s game on the back of their shock 3-2 Champions League loss to Olympiacos at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, which left their hopes of reaching the last 16 in tatters.

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