Wenger: Victory over Manchester City would give Arsenal a huge psychological edge

The Gunners' boss insists his side will prove their title-winning credentials at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon, but believes they can improve further after a strong start
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is convinced the winner of their clash with Manchester City on Sunday will gain an important psychological edge in the title race.

The Gunners have enjoyed an unbeaten start to their campaign, cruising to a 6-1 victory over Southampton in their last Premier League outing.

Wenger’s side have recovered from the loss of Robin van Persie in impressive fashion, with new signings Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski already proving to be canny additions to the squad.

"I have no doubt about the desire and hunger of my squad," Wenger told reporters. “Tomorrow will just tell you how strong we are at the moment,

"It is the beginning of the championship and you know that this game can have a big influence on the belief of both teams, so who will have the upper hand has a psychological advantage,
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"On that front it's a very exciting game and while it is still very early in the season, already it is a very important game for me."

Wenger is adamant that his side have room for improvement, however, despite not losing a game yet this season.

"I believe we are quite strong, but we have some room for improvement,” he added. “All is not perfect, but the signs we are giving are very good and very strong.

"The hunger is massive in this squad. They want to do well, they are focused and they want to win. We want to continue to improve.

"Manchester City didn't win the championship last year by 10 points, it was in the last two minutes, so it was very, very tight, and I think it will be very tight again this year."