Arsenal managed to continue with their impressive form as the Premier League top team last Sunday when they faced Crystal Palace. The Eagles seemed like they’d make the game awkward since they’ve chased a first win since the beginning of 2023, with the former Arsenal captain Patrick Viera dismissed as the club’s manager a month ahead of the match.
Following an end-to-end start, the Gunners took control of the match after the first 30 minutes when Gabriel Martinelli recorded the first goal of the game. Bukayo Saka quickly doubled the advantage before the end of the first half, with Granit Xhaka recording a third goal shortly after the break.
Jeffrey Schulpp managed to pull one back for the visitors when he scored from a corner, but all hopes of a comeback were soon squashed after Saka scored again. That was a great response to Arsenal’s loss to Sporting CP during their midweek clash in the Europa League. The win made sure the Gunners will be heading to their international break with eight points above their EPL title rivals Manchester City, although the Citizens still have a game at hand.
With that said, here’s a quick comparison of Arsenal and Man City’s next five Premier League fixtures in their quest to clinch the title.
Leeds United – Home (1st April)
After the international break, punters can use the 1xBet exclusive offer to bet on Arsenal’s home game against Leeds United in the Emirates. The Peacocks are currently heading towards the bottom of the EPL table in the relegation zone, but they’ve shown they have the spirit to fight after winning over Wolves last weekend.
Liverpool – Away (9th April)
After facing Leeds at Emirates, it will be time to visit Liverpool where the Gunners have performed poorly in recent campaigns. However, they’ll need to get something from this game if they’re to become title winners by the end of this season.
West Ham – Away (16th April)
West Ham is still far from being the team they’ve become in recent seasons, moving further from being a European Cup challenger to a relegation struggler. However, the Hammers still possess lots of quality talent on their squad and might cause problems for the Gunners, considering they’ll be at home.
Southampton – Home (21st April)
The Gunners will be facing another relegation candidate as they host Southampton at Emirates. Southampton has managed to survive in the EPL under Ruben Selles, as they’ve managed to keep a decent record over the big six this season. Their latest result was a 3-3 draw with Tottenham, although it might be difficult to replicate these results against Arsenal.
Manchester City – Away (26th April)
In their fifth game after the international break, Arsenal will face title rivals Manchester City in a game that might shift the campaign’s whole dynamic. Their previous clash ended with Pep Guardiola’s men taking the victory, but this could prove to be the biggest game for the season.
Manchester City’s next five EPL fixtures
Manchester City equally has a mixed schedule for their next five games, although it might prove to be a little more challenging than Arsenal’s journey. Their next five EPL matches include: