What are the challenges facing the Premier League top three?

The Premier League enters another mini break from league action and after Liverpool and Manchester City played out a thrilling 1-1 draw at Anfield, it is Arsenal that tops the table after 28 matches. With the three main protagonists in the title race not due back in league action until 31st March due to the quarter final of the FA Cup and international break, fans can take a quick breath before Manchester City and Arsenal go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium. But with the three teams separated by just one point, what are the obstacles each has to overcome to life the Premier League trophy at the end of one of the most thrilling campaigns in history?

Arsenal

After coming close last season to toppling Pep Guardiola’s City machine, there is even greater hope that Mikel Arteta’s troops can get over the line this season. Although Arsenal currently sits top of the league, odds from CloudBet sportsbook show less confidence in Arsenal’s chances after looking at their remaining fixtures this season. Arsenal’s mettle will be truly tested first at The Etihad, but also in away matches at Brighton, Wolves, and their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United. However, if The Gunners can keep firing, there is a good chance they can end the 20-year wait for a Premier League title.

Liverpool

After that titanic tussle at Anfield, Jürgen Klopp will feel that his side should be leading the Premier League right now after battering Manchester City in the second half. The performance was all the more impressive considering the fact the physio’s room on Anfield Road has been overcrowded in recent weeks. Key players such as Mo Salah, Andy Robertson, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Darwin Núñez have recently spent time on the physio bench. Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Curtis Jones remain out. Getting a fully fit squad for the final push could be the difference between Klopp signing off with a Premier League winner’s medal or not.

Manchester City

The City juggernaut will always be there or thereabouts, and Guardiola will be hoping that his team can draw on all their know-how to get themselves over the line first this season. A sixth title for Guardiola and a fourth consecutive success is very much a possibility, but the Spaniard will also be aware of their favourite tag in the Champions League and the likelihood that they will go deep in that competition. Having won a historic treble last season, Manchester City fans will be hoping their team can retain the same hunger to add a couple more trophies at least to the cabinet at the Etihad.

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