Gary Neville has spoken on the HUGE title deciding match that awaits us between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Etihad in nine days time…
Although Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are currently four points clear of Manchester City, the citizens have a game in hand and a home fixture with Arsenal left to play on Wednesday, April 26th.
Despite the Gunners dropping points in their last two games & having some difficult fixtures remaining, the title still remains in Arsenal’s hands with seven games left to play.
If Arsenal can pull off a draw at the Etihad and win all their remaining games then the team from North London will be crowned champions for the first time since 2003/04. However, if City win the rest of their fixtures, they will be crowned Premier League champions.
Arsenal critic Gary Neville gave an optimistic look at the fixture instead of shutting down the Gunners’ chances.
“This is something to be excited about, not something to feel pressure about. City will love this game, because they’ve been there before, Guardiola will love this game.
But Arteta’s got to love this game, and I’m sure he will. And his players have got to love this game.
Martinelli, Saka, Odegaard, Jesus… They can go and rip City to shreds, a week on Wednesday. They can! They can go and score three at the Etihad.”
Neville’s optimistic views are the same as hopeful Gunner fans worldwide. Neville also added how Arsenal’s DNA in the past has been built upon games like these.
“Think of Michael Thomas, think of Ljungberg at Old Trafford, think of all those times where their players and their predecessors have done it before.”
Arsenal have a tough hill to climb if they want to be champions come May, but to become champions in the most difficult league in the world brings tough hills. Arsenal aim to try and conquer another hill, this time being the steepest one yet.
The Gunners might have stumbled in their last two games, but they still lead the way and they’re still very much alive in this title race.
Arsenal face Southampton at the Emirates on Friday before the big title clash at the Etihad the following Wednesday.