Pep Guardiola warns Arsenal that three other teams can win the league
Man City face Arsenal on Wednesday night.
Pep Guardiola has issued a warning to Arsenal ahead of their top of the table clash tonight (February 15) and claimed that three other sides can win the Premier League.
Manchester City could move to the top of the table with a win after Arsenal dropped points in their last two games and have been the two standout teams.
However Guardiola believes they aren't the only two that can win the title come the end of the season and named Newcastle and Manchester United as fellow title contenders.
"Yeah, they are there," the Spaniard replied when asked if they could win the league.
"We don’t know what can happen in the next weeks. I always have the feeling, especially now with European competitions back and FA Cup around the corner, the last eight to ten games are going to decide the title.
"We have to try to be there in that moment and then have to make the last effort to try to achieve it."
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This will be the second time the two sides have met this season - the first in the league - after Man City beat the Gunners 1-0 in the FA Cup Fourth Round.
Since then Mikel Arteta's side have gone three games without a win, including a shock defeat to Everton and a controversial draw against Brentford.
Meanwhile, City recovered from their disappointing loss against Tottenham with a comfortable 3-1 victory against Aston Villa.
Bernardo Silva was used as a makeshift left back during the win against the west midlanders however Gary Neville believes that Nathan Ake will be recalled to the side to deal with the threat of Bukayo Saka.
"I can't think he's going to go to Arsenal on Wednesday, with [Bukayo] Saka playing on that right wing, and not play someone there," he told Sky Sports.
"He's going to have to deal with it at some point during the season, but he's certainly not comfortable at this moment in time.
"He had Bernardo Silva going out there [at home to Aston Villa] and I think that does take away from the balance and the build-up.
"He's said about playing quicker through midfield and I do think they played quicker to the front at times, but I still think the fluidity they would ordinarily have isn't there yet."