Manchester City and Arsenal are expected to fight the Premier League title to the wire with 12 games remaining. Arsenal are currently five points above Manchester City.
The return of Gabriel Jesus from injury will give the league leaders Arsenal a big boost as they seek to win their first Premier League title since 2004. Their major competitor Manchester City is hitting top gear after a slow start to the season following their 7-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
However, Louis Saha has revealed that he expects Arsenal to win the Premier League ahead of Manchester City.
What did Louis Saha say?
In an interview with Metro Sport, he said: “Of course, Manchester City will challenge Arsenal, but the Gunners have a big lead right now.
“The pressure is obviously on Arsenal, but I still view them as favorites, despite the fact Man City have more experience in their squad.
“The big thing for Arsenal is the return of Gabriel Jesus – that will help them in terms of adding depth to the squad and providing even more creativity.”
The spot for next season’s Champions League is also heating up. Manchester City and Arsenal have all but confirmed their place in the top four with 12 games remaining. Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Brighton, and Chelsea, who are in 10th place, are all fighting for the remaining two spots.
Manchester United is the next club that has all but cemented its place at third in the Premier League, meaning the remaining clubs have to fight for a fourth-place finish.
However, Louis Saha believes the top four will stay the same, with Manchester United and Tottenham filling the remaining two spots along with Manchester City and Arsenal.
He added: “The top four will stay the same as it is now. Two months ago, I thought Newcastle would get fourth, and that was logical.
“But it’s a marathon, and it takes a lot of energy to maintain form throughout the season. That squad seems to be struggling with the intensity right now. They look a little tired and have lost some creativity.
“So I think the current top four teams are the most well-equipped to deal with the run-in. We thought Manchester United might challenge for the title and although that doesn’t look likely now, I think they will make the top-four fairly comfortably.”