What the papers say: Title race will be closest ever, says Wenger

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The Sun Wenger: This will be tight
ARSENE WENGER insists the title race will be the tightest ever — because the whole Premier League has improved. 

The Daily Mail - Quick learner Nasri tears up the form book
There have been times this season when Arsenal's French defence has been about as effective as the Maginot Line.

The Daily Express - ‘WE WON IT FOR WENGER'
The utterance from Cesc Fabregas on this potentially pivotal win was as unerring as one of his killer passes – this was payback time for Arsene Wenger, the man and his methods, and for all the Arsenal kids.

The Daily Star - WENGER: IT'S SQUEEZY BUM TIME
Arsene Wenger predicts this season’s title race could be the closest for years.

The Daily Telegraph - Defiant Arsene Wenger answers his Arsenal critics with Emirates wins
When all around him were losing faith, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintained that his young squad had the mettle for a title challenge.

The Guardian - Midfield mastery provides platform for spirited win
Arsenal reacted to the moral bruising inflicted by Tottenham Hotspur and Fenerbahce, and the physical hurt endured at the Britannia Stadium, with a performance that adopted Stoke City's tough, no-nonsense approach. They ended this game with battered limbs, brave hearts and renewed hope for their title challenge.

The Times - Samir Nasri's goals get Arsene Wenger and Arsenal back on track
On those nights when their eyes meet across a crowded coaching seminar in a dull provincial Swiss town, it is a shared appreciation of the beautiful game that leads Arsène Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson to exchange pleasantries and observations where once there were only barbs.

The Independent - Fabregas gives Wenger credit as Arsenal bounce back
It is more than a bit of an exaggeration for Cesc Fabregas to declare that without Arsène Wenger "apart from Gallas and Silvestre all the rest of us may never have had the chance to play football" but it's a testimony to the importance of the Arsenal manager that, probably, Europe's most talented young midfielder still felt the urge to say it.

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