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Ex-Manchester United & Arsenal centre-back makes title prediction

Mikael Silvestre has given his opinion on how he sees the Premier League title race finishing.

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Former Manchester United & Arsenal centre-back, Mikael Silvestre has given his opinion on how he sees the Premier League title race finishing come the end of the season.

Mikael Silvestre spent most of his career at Manchester United from 1999 to 2008 where he made 361 appearances for the Red Devils. The French centre-back was a Premier League champion four times under Sir Alex Ferguson so he’s a man who knows what it takes to win the title in England – something Arsenal haven’t done for 19 years.

He also won one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Champions League with Manchester United before joining Arsenal for a short spell in 2008.

The 45-year-old played 43 times for the Gunners across two seasons before leaving in 2010 as he headed to Germany to join Werder Bremen.

Mikael Silvestre playing for Arsenal in 2009. [Image Credit: Getty Images]

Arsenal are having one of their best Premier League seasons to date, as they sit top of the Premier League table on 73 points with eight games left to play. Mikel Arteta’s side currently have more wins than Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles after 30 games played – that’s how well the Gunners are performing this season.

The question is, can they keep it up until the end of the season with the pressure mounting?

Mikael Silvestre thinks his former side does have what it takes to win their first league title since 2003/04 as he backs Arsenal to hold their nerve for the remainder of the season…

“It will be a very tight race but I think Arsenal can manage it.

They’ve been through a lot this season and I think they can hold their nerves and keep playing the way they have done.”

Arsenal travel to West Ham on Sunday & then host Southampton at the Emirates before the big title clash against Manchester City at the end of the month.

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