Arsenal vs Manchester City: Gunners Will Ruin City's Premier League Title Hopes

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IApril 6, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18:   Kolo Toure of Manchester City blocks the attempt on goal of Robin van Persie of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Arsenal will ruin Manchester City's hopes of winning the Premier League title when they dominate them at the Emirates on Easter Sunday.

The Gunners are tied with rivals Tottenham for third place in the league table and are eager to put their disappointing loss last weekend to QPR behind them.

Arsenal have a strong chance to finish third and secure Champions League qualification for next season. It's a goal that world class striker Robin van Persie has for the club over the next seven matches.

Via Soccernet:

"We have seven more games to play and I believe we can come third. It won't be easy, everyone is fighting for every point and our opportunity is next week against Man City. We have to go for it and believe and we will," said the Dutchman.

Arsenal are 6-1 in their last seven matches and have beaten several quality opponents in that span, including AC Milan, Newcastle, Liverpool and Tottenham.

City will have to battle some bad history when they travel to North London this weekend. The club hasn't won a league game at Arsenal since 1975 and have scored only nine goals in 26 matches in North London since then.

Some key City players have struggled of late and their troubles could be prolonged against a strong Gunners defense. Striker Sergio Aguero and midfielder David Silva have not given City the attacking quality that is expected of them over the last few matches.

In fact, Silva has just four assists and no goals since the Christmas holiday. He has to play better if City want to win the title.

Mario Balotelli
Mario BalotelliAlex Livesey/Getty Images

The Gunners defense has played very well over the last four matches, allowing an average of one goal in that stretch.

Arsenal will dominate the match at home with Van Persie leading the attack. The Gunners will score an early goal and force City to take risky chances all over the pitch in order to equalise.

The Gunners will defeat City 3-1 and maintain their position in the top three of the table while ruining City's league title dreams.


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