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Jamie Redknapp picks two games that will decide the title between Arsenal and Manchester City

Jamie Redknapp has picked two matches that will decide who wins the Premier League title between Arsenal and Manchester City this season

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Former footballer and pundit Jamie Redknapp has predicted that if Arsenal secures victory in Sunday’s North London derby against Tottenham, they will go on to win all their remaining games, potentially positioning themselves for a flawless finish to the campaign.

Despite the optimism surrounding Arsenal’s form, Redknapp remains cautious about Manchester City’s dominance in the title race. City’s recent 4-0 victory over Brighton propelled them to within a point of Arsenal, with a crucial game in hand over their rivals.

While many pundits view the title race as primarily between City and Arsenal following Liverpool’s Merseyside derby defeat, Redknapp acknowledges that Tottenham holds the key to the championship’s outcome.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Redknapp emphasised the significance of Sunday’s clash between Arsenal and Tottenham, highlighting the unpredictability of derby matches and the potential for momentum swings. He believes that a victory for Arsenal in the derby could set them on a trajectory to challenge City for the title.

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“Tottenham have a massive part to play don’t they? They’ve obviously going to play Arsenal on Sunday which is going to be a huge game. We’ve only got to look at what happened yesterday… with derby matches anything is possible.

“If Arsenal can navigate that one and get three points, I think they win all their games. Then it’s just a question of if Manchester City were to just slip up once and by slipping up I mean a draw. Then it’ll be Arsenal’s title.

“Tottenham have got a home game against Manchester City as well. They’ve got a good record against them. Man City are rightly favourites. I’ve not always agreed with the Opta stats, but they are rightly favourites because they’ve got the history, they know how to do it.

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“But I do believe that Arsenal are going to keep them so honest I really do. But I just point to the Tottenham game on Sunday because that’s the big one for me. If they win that, Arsenal win the rest of their games.”

Fellow pundit Gael Clichy echoed Redknapp’s sentiments, stressing the pivotal role of Tottenham in determining the title race’s outcome. Clichy knows Tottenham’s ability to disrupt City’s dominance and the importance of the upcoming clashes between Tottenham and both Arsenal and City.

“But I don’t see City dropping points against [Nottingham] Forest, against Wolverhampton, against Fulham, but I see them struggling against Tottenham.

“So Tottenham will have a massive say the title race but again that first game, Arsenal against Tottenham will be will be the big one.”

While Liverpool aims to keep their title hopes alive with a fixture against West Ham on Saturday, all eyes will be on the North London derby as the Gunners seeks to maintain their momentum and secure a crucial victory in the race for the Premier League title.

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