By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger believes the destination of the Premier League crown could be decided by results of the games between the traditional ‘bigger sides’ this season.

Chelsea travel to Manchester United this weekend for the first meeting of two title rivals and the Arsenal manager feels the outcome of these games will be decisive come May.

“Certainly,” he told “Of course, they will have an impact at the end of the season.

“Both teams are lucky because they play against someone who has also played in the Champions League.

“I believe Chelsea have a little advantage having 24 hours more rest but Manchester United have such a big squad now.”

The full interview with Wenger is now available. He discusses: the team's search for confidence, Laurent Koscielny's encouraging form, a new system for set-pieces, confidence in his transfer window captures and Blackburn's start to the season.

Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source
16 Sep 2011