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No team invincible now, says Wenger after Chelsea win at Man City

PUBLISHED: 14:16 06 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:17 06 February 2014

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea (second right) smiles after scoring the winning goal at Manchester City. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea (second right) smiles after scoring the winning goal at Manchester City. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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Manchester City’s surprise defeat at home to Chelsea on Monday proved that no team in the Premier League is “invincible”, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners head to Liverpool for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off looking to maintain a slender one-point lead at the top of the table over City, who saw their 100 per cent league record at the Etihad Stadium ended by a dogged Chelsea display.

Despite the plaudits being given to Manuel Pellegrini’s free-scoring side over the last few weeks, Wenger had continued to stress there were still vulnerabilities.

Those were exploited to perfection following a well-organised performance by Jose Mourinho’s team and Wenger accepts if any of the title challengers are not completely focused over the remaining 14 matches, then they can all come unstuck.

“I told you that one month ago, and you did not believe me - there is no invincible team, I think, because there are so many quality teams in the Premier League,” said Wenger.

“It is just how close you are to your best every time which decides the game.”

After Chelsea’s win on Monday night, Mourinho played down Chelsea’s own title ambitions, claiming the contenders over the run-in were “two horses and a little horse that still needs milk and to learn how to jump”.

Wenger, though, is not about to let himself get sidetracked by any form of mind games.

“They [Chelsea] are in there, of course. It is easy to move out [of the title race] if you don’t want [to be in it],” he said.

“We focus on our side and do not listen too much to what people say.

“What is important is it is a period where you show up with good performances.”

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