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Arsenal Striker Fears Manchester United More Than Chelsea

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Robin van Persie could be back for Arsenal on Sunday as they look to extend theirlead at the top of the Premier League. Victory against Chelsea would clearly be sweet for the Dutchman, although according to the Daily Mail, he reckons Man United will be the team to beat this season, not the dirty Blues.

“I just think our biggest rivals at the end of the season are Man U,” explained the Arsenal striker. “Because of the quality. They have lots of quality players up there who can win games for the team.

“Even when they are playing poorly they have [Wayne] Rooney, they have [Cristiano] Ronaldo and lots of good strikers who can win games. That’s why I think it will be a battle between Arsenal and them.”

A win for Arsenal in the London derby would take them six-points clear of Avram Grant’s men and pile the pressure on the 2004/5 and 2005/6 title winners to collect maximum points from their games over the Christmas period.