By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger is relishing the chance to have his say in this season's title race.

Arsenal travel to Liverpool on April 21, welcome Chelsea to Emirates Stadium on May 10 and head to Manchester United on May 16 - three games which could have a decisive say in the destination of the Premier League trophy.

Wenger would much rather his Arsenal side were in the title shake-up themselves but he is looking forward to pitting his wits against Rafa Benitez, Guus Hiddink and Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Yes of course - we will have a massive influence [on the title race]," said the Arsenal manager. "But for us at the moment our first target is to get away from Aston Villa as much as we can. And then get closer to Chelsea and to Liverpool because you never know.

"At the moment it’s not realistic [to say we have a chance of the title] because we are 10 points behind Manchester United, they have a game in hand and there are only seven games to go."

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