What does the Man City vs Arsenal Clash Mean for the Rest of the Premier League Season?

What does the Man City vs Arsenal Clash Mean for the Rest of the Premier League Season?

Man City vs Arsenal will kick-off on Sunday in a top-of-the-table clash which could have major ramifications on the rest of the Premier League season. 

Man City vs Arsenal: A critical moment for the rest of the Premier League season

Man City and Arsenal are two out of the three clubs vying for the title of English champions. Arsenal currently lead the league with 64 points, with Liverpool in 2nd despite being at par on points. Pep Guardiola’s Man City follow the two historic clubs closely as they are 3rd in the league with 63 points. With Arsenal visiting the reigning champions Man City on Sunday on Matchday 30, the Man City vs  Arsenal  tie could easily have massive ramifications on the rest of the Premier League season. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the possible outcomes of the Man City vs Arsenal tie and the following effects. 

1.) A home win for Man City as Arsenal crumble under pressure:

The story of Man City destroying even the most formidable of opposition at the Etihad Stadium isn’t a new one. If Man City manage to defeat Arsenal on Sunday, the reigning champions will jump over Arsenal and Liverpool to land in first spot given Liverpool don’t secure all three points in their Premier League outing. A loss for the Gunners could also see Arsenal lose their momentum in the run up to the business end of the season and drop out of the title race. 

The outcome of City winning at home is one expected by most bookmakers as the club has been nearly undefeatable at their bastion. A win for City in the Man City vs Arsenal tie could prove to be the most detrimental to Arsenal’s season, while it would definitely benefit City and Liverpool a lot. 

Man City vs Arsenal face off
Phil Foden will look to help Man City vs Arsenal (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

2.) Man City and Arsenal split points as the Etihad witnesses a draw

While a draw could be an outcome which City and Arsenal could find more acceptable than defeat, it would prove to be the most beneficial for Liverpool. A draw in the Man City vs Arsenal tie and a win for Liverpool in their outing could see the Reds go clear of Arsenal by two points and City by three points at the top of the table. A draw would also put more pressure on City to win their remaining ties in the Premier League. Meanwhile, a draw against City away from home could motivate Arsenal to keep pushing for the title. 

3.) Arsenal pull off a fantastic victory at Etihad

Perhaps the most unlikely outcome, the Gunners could stun City by winning at the Etihad and reduce the chances of the Manchester club considerably of winning the league. The loss would see City fall four points behind Arsenal. Liverpool won’t advocate for an Arsenal win, but the win could see the title race being reduced to a two-horse race if Man City falls four points behind making it reasonably easier for Liverpool to win the league. For Arsenal, the victory would breathe extra confidence into Arteta’s men in the final stages of the Premier League, maybe even driving them to a historic title victory.

For City, a defeat in the Man City vs Arsenal tie would leave no room for error in their remaining fixtures in the Premier League and their title challenge would also be dependent on the Gunners and Liverpool dropping points. 

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