Arsenal, Manchester City in top-of-the-table clash

The big title decider between Manchester City and Arsenal promises to be a game for the ages. Two sides famed for their high-tempo attacking play meet at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday with a five-point lead for the Gunners atop the table, having played two games more.

The momentum has been drained from Mikel Arteta’s men following three draws in a row, two of which saw them lead by two goals away from home before a late double against bottom-club Southampton was required on Friday night.

City, meanwhile, have confidently secured their progress in both cup and European football alongside a six-game winning streak in the league.

Pep Guardiola has ruthlessly extinguished a number of impressive teams’ title hopes in recent years and fans could not be blamed for believing the master’s apprentice Arteta will become the next to be doused.

City are on a 13-game winning streak against the Gunners in the Premier League, running back to December 2015. A City win, combined with Arsenal slipping up further during a tough run-in, may mean this title race is wrapped up well in advance of the final day.



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