By Declan Taylor

Despite trailing Premier League leaders Chelsea by nine points, Arsène Wenger admits that he feels under no extra pressure this season.

Much has been made of the Gunners’ faltering title bid since Wenger’s side suffered their fourth defeat of the season against Aston Villa last weekend - two more than any other member of the ‘Big Four’.

However, while his team’s championship-winning chances continue to be questioned, the manager insists that beating Manchester City is the only thing on his mind.

“I am under pressure like any manager, but not more,” said Wenger ahead of Saturday’s trip to Eastlands. “I feel the job is always, no matter what people say, that you want to win the next game.

“That is the pressure you have. You want to win - I love to win. I just think how much I want to win the next game, all the rest I must say - apart from if I lose the game - doesn't touch me too much.”

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21 Nov 2008