Arsenal and Manchester City both pick up three points on Saturday as the Premier League approaches a single digit amount of games to go…
City hosted Liverpool in a game where all Arsenal fans were hoping there was a chance Pep Guardiola’s side could drop points and they were given hope in the first-half when Mo Salah opened the scoring. However the hope slowly faded and the Citizens ended up winning the game 4-1 to put the pressure on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
However Arsenal stood firm despite the pressure & didn’t just pick up three points, they also matched Manchester City’s scoreline of 4-1, keeping up the goal difference which could prove vital come the end of the season.
It’s set to be a much more exciting run-in at the top of the table than we’ve been treated to in recent years, but will it be Mikel Arteta or Pep Guardiola posing with the Premier League title come May?
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FiveThirtyEight use its Forecasts and Soccer Power Index (SPI) to project the outcome of the Premier League and following their victory over Leeds, it’s good news for Arsenal fans.
Despite Manchester City having the experience of winning four out of the last five Premier League titles, the Gunners still have the statistics in their favour, with a projected final points total of 88.
That would be enough to seal a first Premier League title since 2003/04, as City are only predicted to earn 87 points, despite wracking up a superior goal difference of 61 to Arsenal’s 49 come May.
The predicted final top six is shown in the below…
All Arsenal fans will be hoping the supercomputer predictions are correct as the Gunners currently sit eight points clear at the top with nine games left to play.
A trip to Anfield is up next which is a ground Arsenal haven’t managed to won at since 2012. Over 10 years. However they havens arrived in Merseyside on much better form than they find themselves in now. Seven wins in a row and counting…