By Adam Clark

The Premiership is still competitive, according to Arsène Wenger.

The Arsenal manager last led the Gunners to a league title in 2004 but has seen Chelsea take the crown in the previous two seasons.

Following their late 1-0 victory at Anfield on Saturday Manchester United are now in a strong position to ensure a different name is on the trophy this time around. And although Arsenal and Liverpool have been chasing United and Chelsea for much of the season Wenger believes this season's title race proves the competition remains healthy.

Despite only four different clubs having won the Premiership since it's foundation in 1992, Wenger argues there is rarely a runaway winner and cited the domestic league in his home country as an example of where such competition no longer exists.

"For us it is over, but for Chelsea, no," said Wenger. "Mathematically, they have a good chance because they still have to play [Manchester] United at home.

"I watched the second half of the United game [against Liverpool] and I just felt that they would score a goal - I don't know why. Sometimes, it just is your year and what happened [against Liverpool] will strengthen their belief.

"It [the competition] is always good for the domestic game, regardless who wins the title, whether it is Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal or Liverpool.

"In France Lyon have won the title for four or five years and they are desperate for someone else to win it, just to make the competition more interesting."

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5 Mar 2007