By Giuseppe Muro

This season’s Premier League is the most open in Arsène Wenger's 14 years as Arsenal manager.

Sides are now fitter, stronger and technically much better than in seasons gone by and if there were ever any ‘easy’ games before, that is certainly not the case now.

"It is by far the most open I have experienced,” said the Frenchman on Friday. “If you look at some teams who are in the middle of the table, the quality of the teams they have is absolutely amazing.

"The difference in the teams has become smaller between top and bottom. We recently played West Ham and we played Wolves who in my opinion were two good teams where you had to give absolutely everything to beat them.

"The physical level of all the teams is quite the same. The tactical level of all the sides is top-level discipline everywhere. The commitment of all the teams is top, top, top.

"So you have very little areas where you can make the difference. It’s sometimes through individual talent or  a quicker combination but it’s very difficult.”

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12 Nov 2010