The Premier League title race is finely poised with Manchester City in strong contention after the Anfield thriller on Sunday.
As famous commentator Peter Drury said, “no one knows what the heavens have in stock for the 2022/23 Premier League title race” as things stand.
After a vintage first half display which saw the Gunners rack up two goals before the half hour, Arsenal allowed the Reds back at the death of the first half when Mo Salah slotted home from the backpost to put one back for Liverpool.
It was a different ball game entirely in the second 45 minutes as the high-flying Mikel Arteta side did the defending while the Reds rage on like hungry Wolves in search of an equaliser.
Late in the game, Roberto Firmino delivered the Anfield promise against the Gunners, scoring his eight successive goal against the visitors at Anfield.
Liverpool nearly grabbed a late win but Aaron Ramsdale pulled an incredible last-minute save to save a point for Arsenal.
The game was a top four battle for Liverpool but a Premier League title race challenge for Arsenal.
Pep Guardiola have stalked his former assistant manager Mikel Arteta since November on the Premier League summit. Thanks to Liverpool who have blew the race wide open after the four-goal thriller.
Now, Manchester City could be crowned Premier League champions if they win all their remaining matches.
How is this possible? Below is the permutation.
Arsenal currently sit top on the Premier League table with 73 points from 30 games and +43 goals difference.
Manchester City sit second on the Premier League table with 67 points from 29 games and +48 goals difference.
While Arsenal have 8 remaining games, Manchester City have 9 remaining games, with Arsenal on the list.
If Manchester City win all their games, including a win against Arsenal, they will level up with Arsenal on the same number of points (assuming Arsenal win their 7 games and lost to City)
The tie at the top will then be separated on goal difference. Manchester City are currently 3 goals better than Arsenal, a win at Etihad against the Gunners will increase their lead over Arsenal on goal difference and they will end up winning the Premier title.
Can Manchester City Beat Arsenal to the Premier League title?
Manchester City have six home games against Leicester City, Sheffield United, Arsenal, West Ham, Leeds, and Chelsea.
Their three away fixtures are against Brighton Fulham, and Brentford.
Arsenal have four home games against Southampton, Chelsea, Brighton, and Wolves and four away games against West Ham, Man City, Newcastle, and Nottingham Forest.
City have a relatively less difficult games than Arsenal but the Premier League title race will now be tied down on the number of goals both team can score in each game which is not a big job for Erling Haaland’s led attack.
Who do you think will will the Premier League this season?