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Wenger: City duel not D-day

Arsene Wenger says the title race will not be over should Arsenal beat Manchester City tomorrow -- but wants his men to focus 100pc on delivering the right performance.

Leaders Manchester United could open up an eight-point gap with a home victory over struggling QPR a couple of hours before City kick off at Emirates Stadium.

Blues boss Roberto Mancini feels should his side then lose to the Gunners, it would be almost impossible to overhaul such a deficit in the remaining six games.

Wenger, though, does not believe things can be put so simply. He said: "It will not be over, but it will make things very, very difficult.

"City will (fight until the last), certainly, but I believe we should wait and see what happens over the weekend.

"Unfortunately we are not involved in the title race and we will let them sort it out between themselves."

Wenger does not want tomorrow's showdown to be about anything other than how his players perform.

"If you look at the big games you do not have to say too much," he said. "You make sure your team plays at its best and do not focus too much on your opponent because there are so many players you could focus on that the most important thing lies in your own camp."