Arsène Wenger believes as many as six teams can compete for the Premier League title this season.

A number of observers are predicting the most open championship in years following a series of managerial changes at the top of the table.

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 Wenger agrees and says the competition will be fierce when the campaign gets underway on Saturday.

“Six [teams could win the title],” the manager said. “Liverpool [could challenge] and Tottenham, who were just one point behind us last year. They made 72 points.

“You have to consider all the teams that made over 70 points last year have a chance. That's a benchmark for me - 70 points.

“If you make 70 points, it means that there is not a lot of difference between you and the [team that finishes] first.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 16 Aug 2013