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Against whom is Manchester City’s game in hand after Arsenal’s title race blow against Liverpool 



Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Liverpool prevented Arsenal from regaining their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus gave the Gunners a 2-0 halftime lead after Mikel Arteta’s side got off to the quickest start.

Liverpool refused to concede defeat and Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored to level the score.

The draw means the Gunners are now just six points clear of Man City with eight games remaining, although Pep Guardiola’s side still have a game to play.

Thanks to their participation in the FA Cup, the defending champions have played 28 games, one fewer than Arsenal. The Citizens meet Manchester United in the semi-finals at Wembley later this month and still have a chance of winning their maiden UEFA Champions League title.

Man City’s planned trip to the AMEX Stadium in Brighton later this month has yet to be postponed and serves as a catch-up game. On May 3, City host West Ham at the Etihad Stadium for their next scheduled game.

This competition is between their competitions against Fulham and Leeds. Here are the remaining matches for both teams:


West Ham (A) – April 16

Southampton (H) – April 21

Manchester City (A) – April 26

Chelsea (M) – April 29

Newcastle (A) – May 7

Brighton (H) – May 14

Nottingham Forest (A) – May 20

Wolves (H) – May 28

City of Man:

Bayern Munich (H) – April 11 (Champions League)

Leicester (H) – April 15

Bayern Munich (A) – April 19 (Champions League)

Sheffield United (N) – April 22 (FA Cup)

Arsenal (H) – April 26

Fulham (A) – April 30

West Ham (H) – May 3

Leeds (H) – May 7

Everton (A) – May 14

Chelsea (M) – May 20

Brentford (ex.) – May 28


Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s honest admission about Roberto Firmino’s Liverpool equaliser

The Gunners boss reflected on the enthralling draw at Anfield by conceding 2-2 was probably a fair result despite the fact his Arsenal side boasted a 2-0 lead early on

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta could do little more than suggest Liverpool were well worth their last-gasp equaliser at Anfield despite the fact the Gunners boasted a 2-0 lead at one stage.

Goals from Brazilian duo Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus sparked wild celebrations from the travelling Gunners faithful, but those same celebrations were to be cut short in brutal fashion before the full-time whistle. Mohamed Salah started the fight back after bundling home his effort from close range just before the interval.

The Egyptian international was then handed a glorious chance to net a brace, but fired his penalty the wrong side of the post. Thankfully for Salah, his blushes were spared by team-mate Roberto Firmino, who rose highest with just minutes to spare to head home his 11th goal against the Gunners. If it hadn’t been for two superb saves from Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, Arteta’s side could have made the long journey back to north London without even a point to show for their efforts .

A 2-2 draw means Arsenal’s advantage at the top of the table is reduced to six points, while closest challengers and defending champions Manchester City have also played one less game. The two teams will meet at the Etihad later this month in what promises to be a title showdown for the ages.

After the draw at Anfield, Arteta tried to sum up the feeling in the Arsenal dressing room as he lamented the way the Gunners gave up their lead while conceding Liverpool could have inflicted further damage.

“When you concede at the end it’s always two points lost because you have it and you suffer at times,” said the Arsenal boss.

“The feeling is ‘Ah, we should have done this.’ But if we’re honest with ourselves, they had four goals and we should have done better in the second half.”

“In the second half it was a completely different story. We gave away every ball, especially in danger zones, allowing for dangerous results and great transition moments against the best team in the world.”

He continued: “If you look at both halves, it’s probably a fair result. You have to accept it. The big lesson is probably to play like we did in the first half.


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