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Arsenal boss sees Manchester United clash as a benchmark

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Arsenal Wenger believes his Arsenal side can assess their chances of winning this season’s Premier League title after they visit Old Trafford on Sunday to play Manchester United.

The Gunners boss has led the North London club to the top of the Premier League table and with a victory over United this weekend this season’s frontrunners can go 11 points clear of the current champions.

With the game at Old Trafford proving to be a feisty affair in years gone by, Wenger believes the match can help identify just how well his current crop of players are doing and their chances of securing their first league title since 2004.

The Arsenal manager was quoted by Sky Sports: "It is still one of the benchmarks of the season where you judge how strong you are.

"People analyse everything, your behaviour, and draw conclusions after the game. It is still one of the big games where you can gain confidence and credit for good behaviour.

"We had periods where we did very well at Old Trafford but recently we have not done so well and this is a good opportunity to show we have improved. We can win there and that is our target."

After the recent form shown by Aaron Ramsey, talk has begun to circulate that the midfielder is potentially one of the best players in the world right now.

However, Wenger doesn’t agree with the pressure being placed on Ramsey and complimented himself for the belief that he showed in the Welsh player.

"I don't like this kind of conclusion. Aaron Ramsey is a very strong player and plays with a lot dedication, desire and focus to improve, and that is most important," he said.

"How much do I rate him? I think I have shown that in the past, when he was hugely criticised I always played him. That shows you how much I admire him and how much I think he is a great player."

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