Luis Enrique makes huge Mikel Arteta Arsenal prediction in Man City and Liverpool title race

By Staff

Luis Enrique has named his favourite to win the Premier League this season. Arsenal, who surrendered top spot to Manchester City in the final weeks of the campaign last term, are currently leading the title race – though only on goal difference.

The Gunners leapfrogged Liverpool at the start of March with a 2-1 win over Brentford at the Emirates Stadium. The same weekend, Jurgen Klopp’s side were then held to a draw by the reigning champions at the Etihad Stadium.

With some marquee fixtures still to be played, the title race is far from over. Arsenal are to lock horns with Manchester City immediately after the international break before facing Tottenham in April and Manchester United in May.

Liverpool must also test themselves against the Lilywhites and Red Devils before the end of the season. It could be argued that Pep Guardiola’s side, however, has a slightly more favourable run-in, though they’ve been widely tipped as favourites to win the Champions League.

With the international break underway, Enrique returned to Twitch to answers supporters’ questions. When asked who he would like to win the English top-flight this season, the Paris Saint-Germain boss said: “I would like it to be Mikel.

“And if it’s not him, I would like it to be Pep (Guardiola). Otherwise, Liverpool or Unai Emery’s Aston Villa. But I think that It’s City who will win.”

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Following the Champions League draw earlier this month, Enrique claimed the Parisians were ‘lucky’ to avoid Arsenal and Manchester City. PSG drew Barcelona in the quarterfinal and, if the French giants progress to the semi-final, they’ll face either Borussia Dortmund or Atletico Madrid.

“We were lucky because we’re returning to Spain and me to Barcelona, the city where I spent the majority of my sporting career,” said Enrique. “We knew that the competition was going to present us with a very high-level team, with a lot of individual quality.

“There are two parts to the draw. We are in the part of the draw – with Barca, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund – where all four of us have a chance of going to the final, it’s great. But we will have to demonstrate [that we have the quality to reach the final] on the pitch.

“In the other half of the draw, there are the favourites with Real Madrid, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Arsenal. It’s probably the most difficult part of the two halves.”

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