The calendar that keeps Arsenal and City in the battle for the title


The calendar that keeps Arsenal and City in the battle for the title

The exciting battle to win the Premier League is entering its final stage. There are only eight days left to play and Arsenal de Mikel Arteta saw their lead cut to six points on Sunday after resisting Liverpool’s pressure at Anfield and grabbing a crucial draw (2-2),

Meanwhile, Manchester City have one game left to play, as a visitor against Brighton, on a date yet to be determined due to the busy schedule the team faces from Pep Guardiola also in contention both in the Champions League (this Tuesday they host Bayern Munich in the first leg of the quarterfinals) and in the FA Cup (on April 22 they face Sheffield United, from the Second Division, at Wembley).

Chance for Arsenal with City in the FA Cup

This exact cup match means that City will not play that weekend in the Premier and Arsenal, who have been relegated from other competitions, will have the chance to temporarily extend their lead if they beat the Emirates. against Rubén Sellés’ Southampton team today.

City, who host Leicester this Saturday, will not play in the Premier again until a great game that could be key to the title outcome. It was on April 26 when Guardiola welcomes Artetahis disciple, at Etihad.

Chelsea could be the judge of the Premier because, despite sinking to 11th place with almost no chance of qualifying for European competitions, they will first visit Arsenal in an always busy London derby and on the final day against in the City.

Arsenal finish at home; outside the city

After facing City and Chelsea, Arsenal will have a difficult visit to Newcastle, third in the table, as the most demanding game before closing the Premier at the Emirates against Julen Lopetegui’s Wolves. City, on the other hand, will finish the championship away from home visiting the Brentford.

The calendar left for Arsenal

Leader with 73 points in 30 games

Matchday 31 (April 16): West Ham-Arsenal
Matchday 32 (April 21): Arsenal-Southampton
Matchday 33 (April 26): Manchester-City-Arsenal
Matchday 34 (April 29): Arsenal-Chelsea
Matchday 35 (May 7): Newcastle-Arsenal
Matchday 36 (May 13): Arsenal-Brighton
Matchday 37 (May 20): Nottingham-Arsenal
Matchday 38 (May 28): Arsenal-Wolves​

The calendar of what is left of the City

Second with 67 points in 29 games

Matchday 31 (April 15): City-Leicester
Matchday 32 (date to be determined): Brighton-City
Matchday 33 (April 26): City-Arsenal
Matchday 34 (April 30): Fulham-City
Matchday 28 (May 3): City-West Ham
Matchday 35 (May 7): City-Leeds
Matchday 36 (May 13): Everton-City
Matchday 37 (May 20): City-Chelsea
Matchday 38 (May 28): Brentford-City

Source: La Verdad


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