Ian Wright explains why Arsenal will beat Liverpool and Man City to Premier League title


Arsenal icon Ian Wright has confidently backed his former club to come out on top against Liverpool and Manchester City in this season's three-way Premier League title race. The trifecta of English heavyweights are putting on an entertaining battle at the summit as the Gunners eye their first top-flight triumph in 20 years.

Kai Havertz fired Arsenal above their two rivals with his controversial late header to earn a 2-1 win against Brentford on Saturday, having been lucky to avoid a red card earlier in the match.

On Sunday, Liverpool and City played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at Anfield, which the hosts will have been disappointed not to win despite fielding a weakened side due to Jurgen Klopp's injury issues.

It left the Reds level with Arsenal on 64 points and Pep Guardiola's reigning champions trailing by one with 10 Premier League games left.

Arsenal sit top, having scored more goals (70) and conceded less (24) than any other team in the league, a record helped by a relentless run of form at the start of 2024. They have won all of their eight games this year, including against title rivals Liverpool at the Emirates.

And Wright is confident the Gunners can continue their momentum to fend off the ominous competition from two clubs no strangers to going the distance in recent title races.

"Arsenal [will win the Premier League]," Wright explained to David Jones and Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football.

"Of course, I am going to say Arsenal. With what happened last season, they know exactly what they need to do. They are in great form, and all of their players are fit now.

"The players are very focused, and the manager is very ambitious and focused on what they want to do. Of course, I am going to say Arsenal; you have to!"

Arsenal led City for the vast majority of last season before winning just three of their final nine games to gift-wrap a third consecutive title for Guardiola.

But Wright won't be the only one confident that Mikel Arteta's men will have learned from their failings last term to produce a stronger challenge in this year's run-in.

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