Gary Lineker picks two games that will decide Arsenal and Man City Premier League title race

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Gary Lineker has had his say on the Premier League title race -Credit:Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Premier League

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has picked out two games as the ones that will decide the outcome of the race for the Premier League title.

Arsenal return to Premier League action this afternoon as they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford. A win would take them back above City in the table ahead of their clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night.

That game against Spurs is Man City’s game in hand over Arsenal. Lineker and former Man City defender Micah Richards agree that it’s those two upcoming matches that will be key in the race for top spot.

“Here is the remaining fixtures, another reminder of them, we’ve seen them a few times,” Lineker said on Match of the Day. “The next two are key I think really, Man United away and Tottenham away you would think could decide it.”

Richards then said: “We’ve always said, we’ve looked at the fixtures for a while now and Spurs away, because of their (Man City’s) record there is not great, and the way they play, could be an entertaining game. That’s one game where you think they may drop points, but I don’t think they will.”

Lineker suggested: “What if Arsenal win tomorrow and then Manchester City draw at Spurs, they’re level on points, it could be one of those. I’m getting very excited!”

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Following their next games against Man United and Spurs, both teams will then have one match left to try and claim the title. Arsenal finish the season at home against Everton while Man City take on West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in what will be David Moyes’ final match in charge of the Hammers.