Premier League Leaders Arsenal Hope For Man City Slip-Up In Title Race

With Manchester City pursuing them closely, Arsenal knows they have no room for error when they open their Premier League title defense against Bournemouth this weekend.

With three games remaining, Pep Guardiola’s team is one point ahead of Mikel Arteta’s Gunners; however, City, who are hosting Wolves, have a game in hand.

Newcastle can pile the pressure on Manchester United in the battle for a Europa League place if they win at Burnley, who are plotting a great escape.

AFP Sport looks at three talking points ahead of the action.

Can Wolves stop City juggernaut?

Arsenal have hit a rich vein of form since their 2-0 defeat by Aston Villa last month, but are competing against a City side who are now unbeaten in 31 games in all competitions.

The Gunners have a chance at least to apply some pressure by beating Bournemouth in the early kick-off at the Emirates on Saturday.

Bournemouth have registered their highest-ever points tally in a Premier League season to climb to 10th spot but have only beaten Arsenal once before.

City were not at their best against Nottingham Forest last weekend but still found a way to win and are strong favourites to wrap up an unprecedented fourth straight English title.

Arsenal will cling to the hope that Wolves can complete a rare double against City after they won 2-1 at home earlier this season.

Guardiola, for his part, does not believe his side can afford to drop any points in the run-in.

“With four games left, it’s like climbing a mountain,” he said. “They are very tough games… If we draw a game, we are not going to win the Premier League. It is what it is.”

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