Arsene Wenger insists that the title race in the 2015/16 season has been the best in several years with many teams in with a chance to win the Premier League. Arsenal are currently top of the league, albeit on goal difference, but Wenger believes that it gives them a chance to focus on their performances than on the teams around them.
The Gunners were dealt a massive blow in their title charge after they were annihilated 4-0 by Southampton at the St Mary's but the north London club came back with a bang to get the better of Bournemouth at the Emirates, which saw them go top of the league. Leicester City's draw with Manchester City a day later meant that the Foxes went level on points with the Gunners, but stayed in the second position on goal difference.
Wenger believes that it is a great chance for the Gunners to end their decade-long wait for the title but it will be difficult as unlike the cliché, 'nobody wants to win the league', the league has become much more competitive which will make it all the more difficult for them to keep their position at the top.
The Gunners have a difficult period ahead in January, when after the Newcastle game they travel to Stoke City and Liverpool before hosting Chelsea at the Emirates. Wenger's men have taken only one point from the corresponding fixtures last season, something they have to change if they are to challenge for the title.
"I heard last night the cliché... 'nobody wants to win this league'. I can say as well that everybody wants to win it. And if you were in the game you would think that's not the case - everybody wants to win it but it's difficult," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.
"How do you measure [the best title race]? On entertainment? Then look at the audiences of the Premier League and of the rest of the world, then you come to give me an answer, and it's yes. At the end of the day public opinion decides that [it's the best].
"I believe that when, for example, in Greece the leaders were 18 points in front of the second place, they played 15 games and had 15 wins. In France Paris Saint-Germain are 15 or 16 points in front.
"If you have that everybody will say it's boring and it is better you have the situation we have today where seven or eight teams can win it," he added.