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Arsenal Given Hint To the Games They Could Probably Lose to Bottle Premier League
- Arsenal maintained their five points advantage over Manchester City in the title race
- The Gunners beat Fulham 3-0 to cancel City's earlier 1-0 win over Crystal Palace
- An ex-Tottenham player and pundit is not convinced Arsenal will be champions
Arsenal are taking everyone by surprise in leading the Premier League table with five points at this stage of the season, with just 11 games to go.
Not even the Gunners would have thought they would be in the title race at the beginning of the season when their target was a return to the Champions League, having narrowly missed out last year.
Mikel Arteta and his team are now dreaming of their first title since 2004 and will do everything it takes to attain that goal, but face challenges from an experienced rival in Manchester City.
O'Hara: Arsenal will bottle the title
Former Tottenham player and pundit Jamie O'Hara is convinced Arsenal will not be champions at the end of the season and pointed to the run of games where they will lose it.
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''I think Man City will still win. We've had a tweet come in and this is exactly what I think, 'City stay in touch with Arsenal until the last five games of the season, the Gunners will bottle it' and I think the same thing,'' he told talkSPORT, as quoted by Mirror UK.
''There's a lot of football still to play. They’ve still got to play Man City, and then after they play Man City, they’ve got to play Chelsea, who have pulled it together, then they’ve got to play Newcastle away.''
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“Alright, three huge games, where in my opinion, Arsenal will bottle the title. That week there, 29th April to 6th May, that is when Arsenal are going to lose the league.''
Arsenal vs City title deciders
Sports Brief earlier analysed the final 11 games for the two sides, and City have the most favourable run, which gives them an advantage despite being five points behind.
It correlates with O'Hara's assertion that the three games could be where Arsenal could lose the title. The results of the first legs of the games certainly give Arsenal a reason to worry.
The Gunners lost 3-1 to City in the first leg, drew 0-0 against Newcastle and beat a struggling Chelsea 1-0. However, every game counts in the final weeks of the Premier League.