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Wenger: 'Arsenal can win the title'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his side has potential to the win the title this season.

After an opening day loss to Aston Villa they have put together a strong run of form and now sit second in the table.

A big win against rivals Tottenham and two excellent away performances in the Champions League have left Wenger’s side full of confidence.

He said: ‘I believe we have a chance (to win the title). My full energy has to be on making sure we grab that chance.’

Aaron Ramsey’s form has been a particular highlight so far this season; he seems to be finally over the horrific injury he suffered 3 years ago and is going from strength to strength. He grabbed yet another goal in the win away at Marseille on Wednesday night.

His manager was full of praise for him: ‘He has improved tremendously. He has a great engine, great spirit and always wants to be better.’

The signing of Mesut Özil has raised expectations but there are still questions over squad depth.

Though there might be some good news on that front as Mikel Arteta is in contention to rejoin the squad for this weekend’s clash with Stoke City.

Wenger said: ‘The only player who could come back is Arteta. He is back in full training today. Decision will be made tomorrow morning.’

Arteta will be important for Arsenal this season and it is a great boost to have him return to the squad

‘He is a leader - we are happy to have him back.’

Arsene Wenger addressed Özil’s first couple of starts and how he is settling in at the club.

‘He has integrated well. I think he's not at the top physically yet. We are very pleased to have him with us.’

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