Arsenal did what they could not afford to do, drop points in a title race with Manchester City. By virtue of that, Pep Guardiola’s men have the incentive.

Arsenal drop crucial points

Mikel Arteta’s men dropped vital points against a struggling West Ham side to move four points ahead of Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s men have a game in hand.

Bukayo Saka missed a crucial penalty to extend the lead for Arsenal. After that mss, the Gunners never really got going as they ran out of ideas when it mattered most.

No one will be happier than Man City fans at this moment who, the day before saw their superstar striker Erling Haaland score a brace to equal Mohamed Salah’s Premier League record of 32 goals in a 38-game season. City defeated Leicester City 3-1 and look like they are really in the mood to push Arsenal all the way.

Unai Emerey’s Villa machine

Unai Emery has done a remarkable job at Villa Park and there is a real possibility that the Villains could make a late sneaky push for the top four. On this form, they will certainly finish 5th. They dispatched Newcastle like it was nothing, to the tune of three unanswered goals. Ollie Watkins is in the form of his life and simply can not be stopped.

Relegation battle

Leicester City, Nottingham Forest, and Southampton all lost to really compound their woes as the season enters its final 8 games. Bournemouth got an absolutely crucial win over Tottenham away from home. Crystal Palace stuck the knife deeper in the back of the Saints with a 2-0 win that could really signal the end.

Player of the week – Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland scored twice to continue his rampaging goalscoring form

Haaland scored his 31st and 32nd Premier League goals of the campaign in Manchester City’s win over Leicester and in the process, went up to 47 goals in all competitions this season.