Arsenal warned over ‘amazing’ Man City factor as Michael Owen makes three-horse title race prediction

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Arsenal should beware more twists and turns in the title race despite taking back their command of top spot in the Premier League, according to Michael Owen.

Saturday’s 4-2 win at Aston Villa, combined with Manchester City’s draw at Nottingham Forest, returned the impetus to the Gunners as they chase a first league title in almost two decades.

For Owen, there is still much to come from City and he believes Manchester United are also still able to make an impact as the business end of the season approaches.

“It’s amazing isn’t it?” he said, via the Mirror. “Because you see [City] sat there on 52 points and it’s a really good total, but you just don’t feel like they’re absolutely purring and at the top of their game this season so far.

“And Arsenal, even though they’ve had a couple of iffy results in recent times, they’re probably sat there confident now. They’ve gained another couple of points on Manchester City – and probably had the harder game.

“However, cast your minds back a month or so and Manchester City would probably snap your hand off only being two points behind now, because that gap was quite big.

“Everyone knows there are going to be so many ups and downs and twists – and nobody is mentioning Manchester United. Because if Manchester City are involved, and obviously Manchester United, if they win their game in hand, they’re only three points behind City, so you cannot rule anything out at the moment.

“But you’d have to say that Arsenal are in the driving seat.”