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Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold gives brutal verdict on Arsenal’s title chances

Trent Alexander-Arnold of England looks on during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between Hungary and England at Puskas Arena on June 04, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary.

Arsenal suffered a huge blow to their title hopes when they lost 4-1 to Manchester City last month. 

The Gunners bounced back emphatically against Chelsea on Tuesday night, sealing a comfortable 3-1 success at the Emirates Stadium.

However, they are a point behind City having played a game more. They visit Newcastle United this weekend.

The Magpies held them to a goalless draw in their previous meeting, and the reverse fixture will be a tough test for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Ahead of the game, Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has shared his opinion on the Premier League title race. 

He told Red Bull: “The league’s obvious now and I’ve said it for a while. If City are even anywhere close, if they smell blood at Christmas, New Year – it’s game over really.

“There’s no stopping them once they start winning and now at this point, I’d be surprised if they drew a game.

“I think it’s just got to be mindset – I think it’s just the messaging because they don’t even go behind in games at this point. There’s no messing around, there’s no scares, there’s no ups and downs.”  

Arsenal were the favourites for the league title at the start of April when they boasted a healthy lead over their rivals. 

But the three high-scoring draws followed by the 4-1 thrashing at the Etihad completely changed the landscape.

Pep Guardiola’s side are firmly in control of the title race, having hit an excellent run of form at the perfect time. 

City are unlikely to drop any more points in the run-in, and the Gunners have no chance if they don’t. 

The defending champions have completely dominated their opponents in recent weeks. 

They could win a treble of trophies, with the Champions League and FA Cup also in their sights. 

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