Arsene Wenger’s sole focus on Saturday will be three points against Southampton but, once the boss has hopefully got what he wants from our game, he’ll find a way to catch up on the weekend’s highly-anticipated Manchester derby.
City and United have maximum points from their first three Premier League games and both have new managers at the helm in Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.
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“The two teams have started well so the game will have more psychological impact than a mathematical impact,” said Wenger. “You could say the team that wins will straight away be branded as the favourites to win the Premier League in May, but it is a bit early.
“But it will be interesting to watch. I am like you, I will watch that game and see a little bit what strengths and weaknesses come out of the two teams.
“I will watch the game again, yes [after our game]. Most of the time [I look out for] the turning points of the game because normally people after the game speak only about the results, but we know inside the game that there are some turning points where a guy missed the final ball, or someone was offside and if he had not been offside they would have been 1-0 up.
“[I look for] the potential of the teams as well, the organisation, the decisions of the managers during the game. All these kinds of things, you are relaxed enough to observe it.”
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