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'Premier League has not produced so far'

Arsene Wenger says the Premier League has been “disappointing on all levels” so far this season, considering the quality on offer in the top flight.

The Frenchman pointed to the lack of “spectacularity” in the games during the first half of the campaign, but he is convinced it will improve in the New Year.

“Overall it was a very promising Premier League with the best managers of the world all here competing - it promised to be an exceptional year, but until now I think it has been disappointing on all levels,” Wenger said.

“We have not produced the games, the Premier League has not produced the games that are remembered.

“Maybe [it is because] both teams are always top quality. I think everybody is under pressure first not to lose. Every game has become so important, maybe as well because the difference between the favourite teams and the smaller teams means that some teams just defend.

“I just feel there is more in the league than what we’ve produced. I include myself in that and you always think that a Premier League year is remembered as well by the two or three games that were absolutely spectacular. At the moment we have not produced that as a league.

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“I just think we have the best managers in the world in this league and I’m sure in the second part of the season, when everyone really has to go for it and it’s not anymore ‘wait and see’ but ‘go and take’, we will see some spectacular games. But we have not completely produced yet.

“It’s a very good league, every game is absolutely super difficult. But the spectacular side that everybody expected until now has not come out of this league.”

 

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