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Arsenal boss Wenger: Nine clubs can crack top four

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes there's no less than nine clubs capable of finishing in the top four this season.

Arsenal have only once failed to reach Europe's elite competition and that came in Wenger's first season in 1996-97.

But the influx of new club owners and millions of pounds spent on transfer fees, the Arsenal manager insists there is no longer a 'top four'.

Wenger said: "I think there is a top eight or nine who can fight for that [the Champions League places].

"It is very open and I think it will be more and more open because there are so many investors who have come in.

"West Ham are ambitious. Aston Villa are ambitious. Everton are a good side. Newcastle too.

"So it's a top eight, nine. It will be harder than ever to finish in the top four."

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