By Chris Harris

The Premier League is NOT just a two-horse race, according to Arsène Wenger.

Manchester United and Manchester City have set the pace going into the second half of the campaign with Sir Alex Ferguson's men currently seven points clear of the champions.

Chelsea were tipped to challenge but came unstuck at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday when Queen's Park Rangers snatched a shock 1-0 victory.

That leaves a six-point gap from City to the chasing pack of Tottenham, Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal but Wenger doesn't think the Manchester clubs will have it all their own way.

"I don't know [how many teams are in the title race] - more than two certainly," said Wenger.

"[Chelsea's defeat] just confirms that it’s difficult for everybody to win the game, that there is no difference between the teams now.

"The teams are well organised, they are physically very strong and if you’re not at your best, you don’t win the game. It’s the same for everybody.

"Manchester [United are] top of the league, but they’ve already lost three games so I believe that the Premier League is very competitive."

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