Man City could have imminent Premier League title race advantage over Arsenal

Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola
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Manchester City could have an advantage over Arsenal this weekend as the Premier League title race continues.

The Gunners are top of the table and one point clear of Man City in second place, who have a game in hand. Arsenal put pressure on Man City at the weekend with a victory over Bournemouth before their title rivals responded with a convincing win against Wolves. Now, Arsenal have just two top-flight fixtures remaining this season to try and win the title.

Mikel Arteta's side are currently preparing to face Manchester United this weekend in their penultimate Premier League fixture of the campaign. Arsenal will then look ahead to the season finale against Everton at the Emirates Stadium the following week, where the title could be decided.

While Arsenal are preparing to face Man United at Old Trafford, their title rivals are also looking ahead to the weekend. Man City travel to face Fulham in their Premier League fixture, and the scheduling could hand an advantage to Pep Guardiola and Co.

Man City take on Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off. Victory would see the Gunners drop to second place and two points behind Man City with two games left to play ahead of their match against Man United.

Arsenal do not go to Old Trafford until Sunday, more than 24 hours after Man City face Fulham. Should the Gunners' title rivals claim victory at Craven Cottage on Saturday, then Arteta and Co. would be put under increased pressure to get the three points against Man United.

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After facing Fulham, Man City also have a rearranged match against Tottenham Hotspur next week in North London. Their season will then conclude at home to West Ham on the final day of the season, where the Premier League trophy will then head to either the Emirates or the Etihad.