Wenger still believes in title dream

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger can't understand why people are writing off his side's title chances already, despite them only being three points behind leaders Manchester United.

Wenger has been heavily criticised for his decision to drop Petr Cech for their 3-2 loss to Olympiakos on the Champions League in midweek, but could go level with Manchester United at the top of the Premier League if they beat the Red Devils on Sunday.

"If I tell you now that we are three points behind Man United, playing Man United at home and I don't believe that we can win the Premier League, what do you tell me? You will slaughter me.

"I don't see why we should be absolutely down, we are on the back of three or four good results in the Premier League. We had a disappointment in the Champions League, we have to analyse it well.

"It was disappointing to lose but overall every competition is different. You have to go in a different competition in a different state of mind and we have to be inspired by what we did at Leicester.

"The way the teams are structured and the way the Premier League is structured, you want to see people attack. It is part of the success of the Premier League.

"If you play offensive football and you lose everybody kills you, but if you sit for 10 games with a team which refuses to play then you will fall asleep and everybody says: 'why don't you attack?'

"When you don't win the games, you are wrong, not only for the reasons that people analyse. You have to accept that. If you attack and you lose the game then everybody says: 'you are naive', and it is true.

"But when Barcelona win the European Cup and attack from everywhere, we say: 'oh, what a fantastic game, it is absolutely marvellous'."