Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager, stated that the match against Manchester City is not a Premier League title decider, but the team needs to perform flawlessly.

Sky Sports‘ digital platforms will soon showcase free match highlights from Man City vs Arsenal after full-time. On Wednesday, Arsenal leads Manchester City by five points in the Premier League title showdown. However, Mikel Arteta claims that the match is not the title decider but admits that his team needs to be flawless to stay at the top of the table. Both City and Arsenal are on lengthy unbeaten runs, with momentum potentially leaning towards City. Although Arsenal had previously won seven consecutive league games by three-goal margins, they recently had three thrilling draws with Liverpool, West Ham, and Southampton. Arsenal led 2-0 early on against both Liverpool and West Ham but ended up drawing 2-2. Conversely, they trailed 2-0 and 3-1 against Southampton before scoring twice in the final three minutes, ending in a 3-3 draw. Despite being unbeaten in ten league games, Arsenal recently exited the Europa League after a penalty shootout with Sporting Lisbon. Arteta believes that winning the match against City won’t guarantee them the league title, but it could shift the odds in their favor, although the following five games will remain tricky.