By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger admits Manchester United are favourites for the Premier League title this season but is confident Arsenal can get a result at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Sir Alex Ferguson strengthened his options over the summer with new signings Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David De Gea all added to the squad that reached the Champions League Final in May.

Victories against West Brom and Tottenham in their opening two games have given the Premier League champions a strong start to the new campaign and Wenger says they are the team to beat.

“They are the favourites because they won it last year and they do not look weaker,” he said. “It is up to us to make sure they do not win it.

“Of course [we believe we can get the three points]. We have been very close many times since 2006 and we beat them last year at home so I believe we can do it.

“They have regenerated quite well, compared to last year, and there are still some good, experienced weapons on the bench. Look at last Sunday, for example, when they made the changes they still had Berbatov, Giggs coming on, and Carrick and Park. I would not be surprised if they start against us.


They were quite good against Tottenham in the last game and they have started stronger than they usually do. On the style of their play I feel they already look ready and fit.

“So it will be an interesting confrontation because we feel physically strong as well. Overall, I hope you will not be disappointed by the quality of the game. We go there to, of course, give absolutely everything.”

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26 Aug 2011