Have Arsenal Lost The Premier League Title Race?
Wednesday’s Premier League defeat was a huge blow for Arsenal’s title ambitions this season. They could have massively turned the momentum in their favour with a win against Manchester City. But the Gunners lost at the Emirates Stadium, thus dropping down to second in the table after being at the top for almost the entirety of the 2022-23 campaign.
Mikel Arteta’s side were the better team in the first half. They started the game well and showed character to equalise through Bukayo Saka after Kevin De Bruyne’s superb opener.
But the second half belonged to City who created a lot of pressure and their efforts were rewarded when Jack Grealish’s low shot found the back of the net after taking a deflection. Then Erling Haaland put the game to bed with a wonderful strike to bag his 26th league goal this season.
Manchester City have now climbed to the top of the standings and clearly have the momentum on their side. But does that mean the latest Arsenal news, filled with doom and gloom over their skid in form, is correct and they have lost the title?
On this matter, we would like to agree with Pep Guardiola who claimed the title race is far from over later in his press conference.
Overall, the Gunners have been excellent throughout this campaign. Mikel Arteta’s young, energetic team have consistently delivered good results to hold on to the top spot.
However, they are now experiencing a bad run of form. The 1-0 defeat at Everton was followed by a disappointing 1-1 draw in the home encounter against Brentford last weekend. The North Londoners also picked up a 3-1 loss on Wednesday to be level on points with City.
Arsenal have slipped down to second in the table, although they still have a game in hand over their opponents. The latest defeat means the Londoners are now winless in their previous four matches across all competitions.
We believe the campaign is certainly not over for the Gunners and they could still win the Premier League title. But that depends on how they respond to their recent disappointing results in the upcoming weeks.
Mikel Arteta’s men will travel to Aston Villa this weekend before taking on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.