Cristiano Ronaldo makes bold Arsenal Premier League title prediction before Fury vs Usyk fight

British boxer Anthony Joshua and Cristiano Ronaldo attend Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk
Cristiano Ronaldo is backing Manchester City to win the Premier League title -Credit:Richard Pelham/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't think that Arsenal will be lifting the Premier League trophy on Sunday. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid attacker, currently playing for Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, made his prediction ahead of the final day.

Speaking as a spectator at the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk boxing fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Ronaldo said simply: "They're not going to win the league, oh God!" Laughing off the suggestion, the 39-year-old made his stance perfectly clear.

Arsenal head into their last game of the season at home to Everton knowing that only a win will keep them in contention to pip Manchester City to the title. Pep Guardiola's side, meanwhile, will be champions for a record fourth time if they beat West Ham at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite winning five games in a row heading into the match, Mikel Arteta's side still trail by two points following City's 2-0 victory over Tottenham on Tuesday. Due to a better goal difference the door will be open to Arsenal if City were to even draw with the Hammers.

"It’s one of the biggest weeks for sure for many of us," Arteta said ahead of the game. "Certainly now is the most important moment. Can’t wait for Sunday to be in front of us. Very optimistic for the possible outcome."

City have won the title on the final day three times in the past, offering a glimmer of hope to their rivals on each occasion. Arteta hopes that something similar is in store this time round as David Moyes looks to go out with a bang at West Ham.

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"It’s really difficult to beat any opponent in the Premier League," he said. "When something is at stake that task becomes more difficult. But that’s not in our control."

Ronaldo had no issue winning the league during his time in England, lifting the trophy three years in a row between 2006/07 and 2008/09 at Old Trafford. Now he is predicting United's arch rivals to go on and achieve something he never could.