In chase for EPL title, it's Arsenal vs Abu Dhabi
With edge over Man City in EPL title race, Arsenal taking on entire nation's financial might
Associated Press
2014-01-16 03:01 AM

LONDON (AP) -- Topping the Premier League, chasing a first title in a decade seems even more gratifying when Arsenal sees itself as taking on an entire nation.

The Gunners are a point ahead of Manchester City, which has benefited from more than $1.5 billion of investment from Abu Dhabi in five years.

Arsenal chief commercial officer Tom Fox says "you can't compete against that ... the financial resources of a country. I just don't think that's a very realistic thing for us."

For Arsenal, doggedly adhering to a policy of long-term financial sustainability has meant a frustrating lack of silverware since the 2005 FA Cup.

Now Arsenal seems to have the best chance in years to end a trophy drought that has been a millstone round the neck of manager Arsene Wenger.

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