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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
By ROB HARRIS
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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