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Arsene Wenger: “Five or six teams are fighting for the title”

Jan 18, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was a little underwhelmed by his sides performance in their 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.

But his side just keep grinding out results.

The Arsenal boss acknowledged his team were “good in the first half and excellent in the second” in the victory that keeps the Gunners top, but admits the pressure is building on his side as the title race heats up.

“The pressure is there but it is a positive one,” Wenger told reporters. “I believe it is important to keep focused on the way we want to play and our solidarity in the side which is exceptional and that will get us the points.”

(MORE: Arsenal 2-0 Fulham – Cazorla double keeps Gunners top)

Arsenal are certainly solid, as the win over Fulham their third-straight 2-0 win at home across all competitions. Arsenal have the best defensive record in the league, having only conceded 19 times in 22 games, and have now kept seven clean sheets from their 11 home games. Remarkably they’ve only conceded one home goal since October 19.

It’s stats like those that win you titles.

When asked about Arsenal’s title aspirations Wenger was coy and instead preferred to look at the Gunners main rivals for a first Championship since 2003-04.

“Man City is a good team as well so that makes the race even more interesting,” Wenger said. “There are five or six teams who will fight for the Championship. From our side we just need to be consistent.”

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