Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson won't write-off Arsenal's title chances after their latest defeat at Manchester City.

"Arsenal have too much quality," he said when asked whether Arsene Wenger's team should be discounted, "but Villa proved they are a much improved side. They were aggressive and determined and set out to make it difficult for us. We handled that well.

"But they have a lot of consistency about them and I really think they could be in the top four."