Seven reasons why
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed seven reasons why Manchester City will beat Arsenal to the Premier League title.
Neville told The Overlap: “Arsenal have struggled in latter parts of seasons, with last season the most recent example of this. This is why Manchester City will win the Premier League, because when it gets to the last ten games, Arsenal will start to panic a little bit, the anxiety will kick in, pressure builds.
“Playing in the Europa League, potentially travelling away from home on a Thursday and playing a league game on the Sunday, with everyone looking at you – at this point, Arsenal will wilt because they haven’t proven to anybody yet that they can go the distance.
“If Arsenal do it and win the league it will be an unbelievable achievement, but they haven’t been around the block like Manchester City. When it gets to the final ten games and it really kicks in – [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Erling] Haaland, [Ruben] Dias, [Ilkay] Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker – these guys who have been there before, they’ll push on.
“But there are teams who get over the line for the first time and this could be the year for Arsenal. It’s too much emotion, too early for Arsenal. To be that desperate and to celebrate that much with half the race still to go, it’s not a good thing.
“After the Aston Villa game, I can understand how big of a moment it was, but that level of celebration was quite desperate, quite early. There was a lot of celebrations at the end of the game. The emotions are something that’s a negative, it’s not a positive for me in a title race”