Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira, a former Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder, believes the Premier League title is the Gunners’ to lose..
City surpassed Arsenal with a 3-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. However, a weekend draw at Nottingham Forest saw the Blues drop back to second place.
Pep Guardiola’s side is now two points behind Mikel Arteta’s men, who have a game in hand. When asked by William Hill for his prediction on the title race, Vieira stated unequivocally that Arsenal are in the lead.
“To be honest, I think the Premier League title is Arsenal’s to lose,” he said..
I thought Arsenal played very well against Aston Villa on Saturday, winning 4-2 at Villa Park.
“They’re just in a really good place right now, with a lot of confidence. However, I believe Manchester City will continue to chase Arsenal until the end of the Premier League season. But I believe Arsenal will lose the title..
Arsenal still has to visit the Etihad Stadium before the season is out, and City will take heart from the fact that they have already beaten the league leaders twice. Guardiola and co will be able to forget about the title race this midweek as their attention will shift to the Champions League..
The Blues face RB Leipzig in the first leg of their round of 16 tie on Wednesday. Marco Rose’s Bundesliga team is currently ranked fifth in Germany..
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