Former Arsenal centre-forward Robin van Persie has put forward his opinion on the eventual winner of the Premier League title race, as Manchester City and Arsenal battle it out for the top spot. The Gunners are currently in first place after enjoying a stellar season thus far, carrying on their brilliant progress under Spanish coach Mikel Arteta.
They are currently eight points ahead of the defending champions Manchester City, who remain closely at their heels in second place. City have a game in hand, but will have to face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who are having a roller coaster of a season. Arsenal also have their fair share of tough fixtures in the business end of the season, with Liverpool, Man City, and Chelsea amongst their remaining opponents. Follow your favourite Premier League team and win attractive prizes with the best betting odds from Gclub.
Nevertheless, Van Persie felt that his former club will manage to pull off a fantastic league title, given that they have produced the goods when it mattered. Guardiola’s men had recently closed the gap between themselves and the Gunners to a solitary point, but his former assistant marshalled his troops to some gritty wins and took advantage of some favourable results at City’s expense.
“If you look at this period of time, this is where every single point really counts. They’ve had a couple of difficult games recently. They got the three points there, and that is what makes a champion’s team. They’ve been proving that. But the last stretch is always the difficult one, so it’ll be interesting to see. But my personal feeling is that they will go for it – that they will win the league. It’s been a while, so I’m happy for them to win it.” Van Persie said.
Arteta, on the other hand, has declared that the title is not currently on his mind, and that his side is focussed on taking each game as it comes, with Leeds United being the subject of their attention at the moment. Follow all updates related to the Premier League only on Gclub.
“It feels very good, especially with the way we have played and the results we have picked up. Now we must stop and make sure everyone comes back from the internationals with the same mindset. We have Leeds next and we put the focus there.” Arteta said.