By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger believes it is too early to call the battle for Champions League football a three-horse race.

Arsenal have put themselves into a strong position to secure a top-four finish after a run of five straight league wins, beating Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle during that impressive run.

But Wenger says those last two teams cannot be ruled out just yet, despite trailing fourth-placed Chelsea by seven and five points respectively.

“It's too early to say that,” he told Arsenal Player. “I wouldn't completely rule out Newcastle nor Liverpool.

“Of course the most obvious battle is between Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal but you have to wait two or three games. There are 10 games to go, but three games ago we were 10 points behind Tottenham.

“Things can change quickly. You just want to be focused on your next game and give everything.”

The so-called ‘big four’ has grown into a ‘big seven’ this season and Wenger’s believes that makes the Premier League more challenging  - but also more entertaining.

“It is more exciting and more difficult,” he said. “I believe it is promising for next season because the teams will be stronger again so it promises to be an even more exciting championship.”

Watch the full interview with the boss on Arsenal Player now.

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16 Mar 2012