Updated: May 31
Premier League Title Race: Arsenal vs Manchester City
Written by: Andrew Felton
As we are entering the final stages of this footballing season and Premier League is really starting to heat up, with the push for the title being a two-horse race. Currently sat in second place with 67 pts are Pep Guardiola's Manchester City who over the previous five seasons have won and dominated this competition four times. However, this season they are facing tough competition from current leaders Arsenal, who are led by Guardiola's previous understudy at City, Mikel Arteta. Currently sat at the top of the table with 73 pts having played one more game than their closest rivals, Arsenal will be looking to lift the title for the first time since the famous 2003-2004 season.
Arsenal have be known for many years as only ever competing for a 'top four' champions league spot or trying to beat their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur. However, this year under Arteta the North London team have been a revelation winning 23 games and only losing three. The thing that is most special about this team is the fact they have no real 'superstars'. They have young talented players with no ego's allowing this team to dominate, as well as having players with proven Premier League experience. Already having won more points this season than last year with eight games still to go, could we finally see Arsenal back on top of English football?
Although Arsenal are currently six points clear at the top, they have arguably one of the best Premier League teams of this era breathing down their necks. With a game in hand on the leaders and both still to play each other on the 26th of April the title race is wide open and could be won by either of these teams. With Guardiola chasing a first Champions League title for Manchester City, the Premier League may have taken a back step at points during this season however, with just nine games left and the squad depth and class that is on show for this City team, could we see another famous 'Aguerooooooo' moment on the last day?
To choose a winner down the final stretch between these two teams is very difficult, both have their pros and cons, and this could be Arsenal's best chance to win the title for another few years with teams like Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and even Newcastle only getting stronger. But with Manchester City chasing a treble and having huge squad depth, a game in hand and a chance to beat Arsenal at the Etihad, the title looks to be swaying more towards the blue side of Manchester.