Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Manchester United have an advantage over rivals Manchester City in the race for the Premiership title because the Red Devils have prior experience and know how to deal with "money time" (a phrase Wenger uses to describe the final 15 minutes of a game), according to a report in The Sun.

"I believe this year the title at Man United, if they make it, is really down to experience. What I mean by that is that on Monday night against Blackburn, when [Ryan] Giggs came on [in the 63rd minute], you thought: 'They can only win it now because they know how to deal with the money time.' That means the last 15 minutes in football when it is 0-0. Don't make a mistake. They have that security at the back. They have won so many titles because they are not nervous," the Guardian quoted Wenger as saying.

Wenger feels City have only done well in home games, compared to the Red Devils, who have been doing well both at home and away.

"Basically for Man City, it is away from home because they have been outstanding at home. It is away from home they have lost a little bit. Man United is surprisingly there in a comfortable position. No one expected them to be. They didn't look absolutely irresistible this year and you could see that again at Blackburn. But they managed to win the game [with two late goals]," he added.

Meanwhile, when asked about his side's next league game, which is against City, Wenger stated that a loss for either team, at such a crucial stage of the season, could prove fatal.

Wenger, who lost the last fixture against QPR after winning seven matches on the trot, believes the Gunners should concentrate and focus on each and every match from now on.

"Our job is always to cope with the consequences of the game, but before you just focus on what you want to do well. The momentum is still there because in the last eight games we have won seven, so it was an interruption and a disappointment. We want to come back to what was our recent level," he added.


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