Arsène Wenger doesn’t agree that the standard of the Premier League has gone down this season.

A clustered table and a host of surprising results have led many to suggest the overall quality has dropped, but the Arsenal manager feels that, if anything, the calibre of the league has improved.
“I don’t agree with people who say that the overall quality of the league is lower this season,” Wenger told the Official Matchday Programme. “In fact you can say exactly the reverse.

“On Monday night two quality teams - Aston Villa and Liverpool - met and both sides were in the bottom half. So that opinion is not really proven by concrete facts.”

This interview first appeared in the Official Matchday Programme. You can subscribe to the Matchday Programme by calling 08700 20 20 20.

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8 Dec 2010