The championship race in England promises a spectacle. Perhaps the most interesting finish of the Premier League in the past decade. Manchester City took the lead with one point more and one game less than their closest companion, the hated city rival Manchester United.
Leicester is third with 39 points, and until recently the main contender for the title, more precisely the defense of the throne, Liverpool is in fourth place with four points less than the Citizens and a match more. But can anyone now write off any of those who are currently looking behind City? The blades stung the Red Devils, the Gunners can determine the further course of the season.
Tonight, the Emirates is the scene of an important battle between Arsenal and Manchester United, as part of the 21st round of the Premier League. The troops of the guests are on standby this weekend because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer probably has in mind that another mistake would take him away from the chance to fight for the title of champion.
The title is the priority
And, the title is the priority of all priorities. It has been waiting for eight years. Too long for United as we know them from the transition from the past to the new century. Seven places and 10 points separate the two sides in the table, but the ninth-placed Arsenal enters the game after the victory in the last round, while the second-placed team from Old Trafford was defeated by Sheffield United.
The clashes between these two once-great rivals may not be as they were at the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the new millennium, but they still carry additional charm. The two former players who know everything about the history of this match are now at the end of the outline and will undoubtedly demand to continue on the path of their predecessors.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær will ask for the team's immediate reaction, as they were defeated by the last-placed Sheffield at home 2: 1 on Wednesday night, but for Arsenal's Mikel Arteta they will have only one message for their players - to continue where they left off.
The Gunners took revenge on Southampton four days ago for relegation from the FA Cup, beating them in the league, at St. Mary's, just three days after the aforementioned defeat in the oldest competition in the world. The talented teenager Saka shone, who further increased his reputation with goals and assists.
That result raised Arsenal to ninth place in the table and continued their rise, which the London team catapulted towards the top of the form table, while only Manchester City collected more points during the last six games.