Apr 28, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
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Arsene Wenger: 'Points gap is deceiving'

Wenger: 'Points gap is deceiving'
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Arsene Wenger believes that big points gaps between teams of the top of league tables can be deceptive.

Arsene Wenger has said that the gap in points between the teams at the top of the Premier League can be deceiving.

Arsenal host newly-crowned champions Manchester United this afternoon, who are 21 points ahead of the Gunners in the league table.

The manager told the club's official website: "We have a game that is based on collective expression so it's difficult to compare man-to-man. At the moment, we are 20 points behind and that is linked with our bad start to the season but mainly to the fact that against the big clubs, we did not do well.

"Then I can tell you that in Germany, Dortmund are 20 points behind Bayern Munich and they just beat Real Madrid 4-1. The same people that say 'you are 20 points behind' are the same that say Dortmund is the best team in Europe.

"Man City is for sure a very good side that can compete with Man United. They dropped some points this season that were unexpected and [Roberto] Mancini is right on his statement [that team are closer than the table suggests]. I agree completely with him and we have seen that again when they played against Man United."

United are 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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