Premier League champion hopes ‘flawless' Arsenal finish top as he’s ‘sick of Man City’

Blackburn Rovers strikers Chris Sutton and Alan Shearer celebrating with the Premier League title
Chris Sutton scored 15 league goals on the way to Blackburn Rovers' league win in 1995 -Credit:Professional Sport/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images

Chris Sutton has expressed his desire for Arsenal to clinch the Premier League title – admitting he's "sick of Manchester City".

The title race is set to go down to the wire on the final day of the season on Sunday (May 19), with either City securing an unprecedented fourth consecutive league title or Arsenal ending their 20-year wait for the championship, their first since the legendary Invincibles team in 2004.

As Pep Guardiola's men prepare to face Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday (May 13), a victory for the visitors could put them two points clear at the top, reports the Mirror.

Sutton, during his appearance on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport's The Monday Night Club show hosted by Match of the Day 2 presenter Mark Chapman, revealed his preference.

Joined by Rory Smith and Arsenal fan favourite Theo Walcott, the 1995 Premier League champion with Blackburn Rovers confessed his hope for Arsenal to edge out City for the title, expressing his fatigue with Guardiola's side "having it all their own way".

The 51-year-old said: "I hope Arsenal win it, I'm sick of Manchester City having it all their own way. But they are that good, it's virtually been the perfect season [for Arsenal] and we're looking back at games where maybe we can pick Arsenal up on the way the performed at the Etihad but we all praised Arsenal after that and said there was a maturity in their performance."

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The Celtic hero has raised concerns about the potential psychological impact on Arsenal if they fail to clinch the Premier League title for a second consecutive year to the same rivals.

"They had a bad 45 minutes against Aston Villa and that's been it," Sutton noted, praising the Gunners' near-flawless season but questioning their mental resilience should they finish second again.

"They've been virtually flawless and will probably still finish second and that's amazing. But you wonder next season, can they go again, if they do finish second, psychologically can that be damaging?"

It's been a stormer of a season for Arsenal, who recorded their 27th league win of the season in their 1-0 win against Manchester United this past weekend. It's the most victories they've ever recorded in a Premier League season.