Man City, Arsenal aim to take title fight down to the wire

English Premier League table toppers Manchester City and chasers Arsenal will both be in action today, as they will be desperate to get maximum points and take the title challenge down to the wire.

Man City will travel to Goodison Park to entertain relegation threatened Everton at 3pm, while Arsenal host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium at 5.30pm. The Citizens go toe-to-toe against a dogged Everton side that will be hoping to pick up from where they left midweek, where they stunned Brighton and handed them a 5-1 thumping at the Amex Stadium.

Despite being in the relegation scramble, the Toffees have been on a slight upward trajectory under coach Sean Dyche. With three games to go, they will be looking to collect as many points as possible to remain in the English top-flight.

They will, however, have a daunting task in achieving that because Pep Guardiola’s men will be expected to contain the Evertonians, as they have enough firepower to slaughter them in their own backyard.

It goes without saying City are a well-oiled machine this season with the addition of top goal scorer Erling Haaland. With the Citizens still having a game in hand, they will push even harder to continue their dominance and lift the Premier League for the 5th time in six seasons.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will be eager to continue applying pressure to their title rivals at the top by ensuring that they walk away with maximum points against a wounded Brighton side.
The Gunners displayed an outstanding performance in their 2-0 victory against in-form Newcastle United last weekend at St. James Park, a side that has been enjoying their league campaign this season.

They face-off against Roberto De Zerbi’s Seagulls that have been blowing hot and cold recently, risking their chances of banging on the door for the UEFA Champions League spots.

Mikel Arteta has suffered a huge blow as defenders William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko will be out for the rest of the season. Saliba has reportedly not recovered sufficiently from his back injury, while Ukrainian Zinchenko picked up a knock on his calf during their clash against Newcastle.

Despite losing their best defender in Saliba for the rest of the campaign, Arsenal is still very much on track to in their efforts to keep title race alive against the reigning champions.
Arteta will be hoping that City drop points in their fixture and leapfrog back up to the top of the log, which will see another twist to the title race.

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