Manchester City enjoyed a 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, ending the weekend just three points adrift of leaders Arsenal. The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Brentford on Saturday, so City will have been delighted to capitalise on their dip in form.
Arsenal lost to Everton the week before, but City lost to Tottenham Hotspur, so they could have been level with Mikel Arteta’s men had they broken their duck in North London. Nevertheless, City have made two points up in the title race with 17 games to play (51 points), not to mention a meeting with Arsenal coming in a matter of days.
Guardiola’s side are second in the table with 48 points from a possible 66 having put their defeat behind them with a resounding victory, but Arsenal can still double their advantage if they win their game in hand. City haven’t been great this season either, so they have plenty of work to do.
Next up for the Sky Blues is a trip to the Emirates Stadium on February 15 to face an Arsenal side who haven’t lost at home all season. City have lost their last two away games, however, so they won’t be favourites going into the clash.
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