MICHAEL OWEN believes Arsenal are “in the driving seat” but insists Manchester United can’t be ruled out of the Premier League title race.

The Gunners have climbed back up to the top of the table after a dramatic 4-2 victory at Aston Villa and have a game in hand.

Michael Owen revealed Arsenal are favourites to win the Premier League title


Michael Owen revealed Arsenal are favourites to win the Premier League titleCredit: Getty

Manchester City are back in second place after dropping points at Nottingham Forest and are two points behind the North Londoners.

Third-placed United, on the other hand, picked up a comfortable 3-0 win over Leicester at Old Trafford and are just three points behind City.

Liverpool legend Owen admits Arsenal are the favourites but warned there will be “many ups and downs and twists”.

The former United star, though, still believes the rejuvenated Red Devils could cause a shocker.

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Owen told Premier League Productions: “It’s amazing isn’t it?

“Because you see them sat there on 52 points and it’s a really good total, but you just don’t feel like they’re absolutely purring and at the top of their game this season so far, Manchester City.

“And Arsenal, even though they’ve had a couple of iffy results in recent times, they’re probably sat there confident now.

“They’ve gained another couple of points on Manchester City – and probably had the harder game.


“However, cast your minds back a month or so and Manchester City would probably snap your hand off only being two points behind now, because that gap was quite big.

“Everyone knows there are going to be so many ups and downs and twists – and nobody is mentioning Manchester United.

“Because if Manchester City are involved, and obviously Manchester United, if they win their game in hand, they’re only three points behind City, so you cannot rule anything out at the moment.

“But you’d have to say that Arsenal are in the driving seat.”

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