David Silva Says Only Arsenal Can Stop Man City From Winning the Premier League

David Silva Says Only Arsenal Can Stop Man City From Winning the Premier League

Fred Kennedy
updated at October 13, 2023 at 1:34 PM
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  • David Silva has backed Arsenal to challenge Man City for the EPL title this season
  • The Gunners came close to winning the trophy last term but were beaten by City
  • The reigning champs are currently third in the standings after two straight losses

Manchester City legend, David Silva has weighed in on this season's Premier League title race.

The Citizens are among the clubs expected to challenge for the crown, with Pep Guardiola's charges keen to win the trophy for the fourth consecutive season.

Man City beat Arsenal to the title last term, with the Gunners losing out in the closing stages of the campaign after a dominant run at the top.

Ex-Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan lifts the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Michael Regan.
Ex-Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan lifts the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Michael Regan.
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According to The Guardian, the North Londoners finished five points behind City and subsequently settled for a second-place finish.

However, the EPL runners-up are expected to mount another serious title challenge this season as they bid to end their 19-year wait for the crown.

Silva backs Arsenal to challenge Man City

Silva, who enjoyed an illustrious career at the Etihad Stadium, has now named Arsenal as the only side that can challenge City for the title.

According to the Spaniard, while his former team are seemingly unstoppable, Arteta's men have what it takes to give them a run for their money.

"This is Pep’s eighth season at City. The first year he was getting used to the Premier League, but now they are almost unstoppable," Silva told The Mirror.
"Arsenal are the only team I can see who maybe have a chance of challenging City. The rest? I don’t think they can," he added.

Arsenal have enjoyed an impressive start to the new season and currently sit second on the charts with 20 points. Meanwhile, City have dropped to third after successive losses to the Gunners and Wolverhampton.

Ten Hag slams refereeing decision

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on ten Hag appearing to blame refereeing decisions for United's defeat against Arsenal.

The Red Devils were humbled 3-1 by the Gunners during their Premier League trip to the Emirates Stadium weeks earlier.

The Dutch coach said Alejandro Garnacho's goal should have stood, despite replays showing he was fractionally offside.

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