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29/04/2011 15:00, Report by Adam Bostock

Owen respects bosses

United striker Michael Owen is full of admiration for the managers who'll meet at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The forward feels Arsene Wenger deserves great credit for his 15-year stint at Arsenal, but says the Frenchman's record there makes Sir Alex's feats look even more impressive.

"Arsene Wenger is one of the best managers to have ever managed in the Premier League. He has turned the club around and done fantastically well over the years," Owen told Key 103. "That just highlights what our manager has done. It is amazing the success Sir Alex has had here in such a fiercly competitive business such as this."

Wenger's fading hopes of winning a fourth league title with Arsenal are now dependent on an unlikely combination of results for both United and Chelsea in the final three games. But first things first, the Gunners need to address their nine-point deficit on the Reds.

"Arsenal will be thinking they have to beat us this weekend to keep their chances alive," says Owen. "That's what makes it a good game. But it's not only about Arsenal, Chelsea can also win the league. We just have to think about ourselves and go for the three points."

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