By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger believes a new attacking trend is taking hold in the top flight - thanks in part to Arsenal's next opponents.

Roberto Martinez's Wigan side play an attractive brand of football and have stuck to their passing principles despite fighting relegation throughout the season.

Wenger says it would be good for the Premier League if the likes of Wigan prosper because they and Swansea City are at the vanguard of a less negative approach to getting results.

"Wigan play in a positive way like many teams now in England, especially the teams who come from the Championship," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "They have a kind of philosophical approach that is very playing-minded.

"There are always two ways to approach the game. Teams like Wigan and Swansea think 'OK, let's play. If we play then we can improve as well'. Or they go on a percentage game by putting the ball into the box to force their opponent into making mistakes.

"I have nothing against any approach but you have to be good at it. I believe that in football, playing-wise in the lower divisions, there is a trend for change there."

Watch the full interview with Wenger on Arsenal Player.

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