Arsenal must beat Man City to keep title hope alive

English Premier League log leaders Arsenal must beat chasers Manchester City to keep their title hope alive when they travel to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Gunners have had a strong league campaign, however, they have been falling apart having drawn three consecutive games.

Arsenal are five points ahead of Man City, who still have two games in hand with six games to go.

They go up against a determined City side that has been on a blistering run of form, winning 11 of their previous 12 matches in all competitions.

Mikel Arteta has since urged his troops to be at their absolute perfection if they are to topple the Citizens in their backyard.

“Belief and psychology play a huge part,” Arteta told the media ahead of their clash with City.

“Obviously the belief is there. When I look at how they [players] trained, how they reacted, the mood in the dressing room, how they’ve been defending each other in every moment.

“We really want it and we’re going to show that again tomorrow [Wednesday] night. Then you must deliver at the right moment, the right performance and it must be perfection because that’s what this last level demands – absolute perfection in every single ball.”

Arteta will be without defender William Saliba, who was reportedly deemed unfit for the crucial encounter.

Saliba has proven to be a crucial player for the Gunners since the start of the season, and will be a huge blow to an Arsenal side that will require all its defensive fire power to contain goal machine Erling Haaland.

Kick-off time is at 9pm.

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