By Chris Harris

The Premier League is not a three-horse race between the Manchester clubs and Tottenham, according to Lukasz Fabianski.

Arsenal's local rivals moved level on points with Man United after beating Everton on Wednesday night and, although Spurs are still three points behind leaders Man City, they have opened up a nine-point advantage on fourth-placed Chelsea.

Arsène Wenger's side are a further point adrift in fifth but Fabianski believes they can peg back the pacesetters.

"I don't think there is a split between the top three and the rest because you can see already this season that some teams had a great start, but suddenly dropped points," he told Arsenal Player.

"It’s a bit mixed. Those top three teams at the moment have a bit more of an advantage above the other teams, but there is still time, there are loads of games and it can all still change I think."

Arsenal have 18 Premier League games in which to make up ground and Fabianski believes they will benefit from a kinder January fixture list. Last year Wenger's side played nine games during the course of the month; that is down to six this term.

"It will make a huge difference," said Fabianski. "The Christmas period was quite busy for us, so having only six games instead of nine in January is much better. You have more rest time, you won’t be that stressed, you won’t travel that much, it’s much better for us."

Watch the full interview with Lukasz on Arsenal Player from Friday.

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12 Jan 2012