By Joe Brewin

Manchester City are favourites to claim Premier League glory this season, according to Arsène Wenger.

Roberto Mancini’s side currently lead the way at the top of the table with closest rivals Manchester United already five points off the pace.

Wenger and his squad travel to Wigan on Saturday afternoon as they look to continue their strong run of form in the league, but the Frenchman says City will take some catching.

“The whole view is that after a bad start we are back in contention to fight for the Champions League places,” he said. “We're not at the moment for the championship but our target is to get back into that position.

“We have to continue our good run we have at the moment. We had a disappointing draw last week and we want of course to come back and continue our run.

“For the rest it looks like there is a group of seven or eight teams who will fight until the end for the championship, with Man City looking like the favourites at the moment. But it's early in the season.”

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