Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has already sent Man City title race message amid Arsenal theory

Ange Postecoglou

Arsenal travel to Old Trafford this afternoon knowing that nothing but three points will all-but-hand Manchester City the Premier League title.

The Gunners slipped to second in the table on Saturday after Pep Guardiola's side maintained their near-perfect end of season form by thrashing Fulham 4-0. Victory over Manchester United will see the north Londoners return to the top until Tuesday at the very least.

Unfortunately for Mikel Arteta's men, the destiny of the title race is out of their hands. Should their title rivals win their remaining two games against Tottenham and Fulham they will retain their title as English champions for the sixth time in seven years.

Arsenal must get the job done themselves in Manchester today then hope their North London rivals do them a huge favour next week. Talk on social media has persisted with Tottenham supporters jokingly urging their team to let City win to avoid the Premier League title heading to their rivals ahead of the game.

On Saturday, Spurs defeated Burnley 2-1 to keep their Champions League dreams alive. They are now four points behind Aston Villa in the top four place with two games remaining, though any chance of a top four spot will vanish if Villa beat Liverpool on Monday.

Europa League football looks set to make a return to the white half of North London and some Arsenal fans think they have noticed Spurs' early signs of their intentions against City.

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At the end of the football season, teams use their final home game to conduct a lap of honour around the stadium. Tottenham play once more at home on Tuesday but decided to show their appreciation to their supporters after defeating Burnley.

A video was posted on the official X Tottenham account of Ange Postecoglou and his players doing the lap of honour accompanied by the caption: "Thank you for your incredible support."

However, Postecoglou has gone on record about his desire to end the season in the best fashion amid fears from some Arsenal fans about what Tottenham's lap of honour may mean for the game against City. Speaking before the Burnley match, he said: “I’m here fighting tooth and nail every single day for everything I can get for this football club because that’s my responsibility,” he said..

“I would not give up on any cause even the most lost of causes because then I’d be abstaining from my responsibilities. I want us to finish the season strong. I want us to try and win three games of football and see where that takes us.”