Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka has expressed his belief that his team still has control over the Premier League title race despite Manchester City closing the gap.
Last weekend, City won 4-1 against Southampton with the help of Erling Haaland’s impressive performance. Meanwhile, Arsenal let a two-goal lead slip against Liverpool eventually drawing 2-2 at Anfield.
If City win all of their remaining games including their upcoming fixture against Arsenal, they will retain the Premier League championship. Nonetheless in an interview with the club’s official website, Saka remained confident that the title is still within the grasp of the London-based side.
He explained: “As players, we really want to do this. We know that everything is in our hands and we just have to keep going game by game”.
“If we win these last eight games and get some good results, the title can be ours, so we just have to stay focused. It’s a long season and we have to be consistent all the way through, so that’s what we’ll try to do”.
“I wouldn’t say [Man City game] is the final, but maybe the semi-final because it’s massive, and so important as both teams are fighting at the top. It’s really close so it’ll be a massive game.”
This weekend could be a turning point in the title battle. City will play Leicester late on Saturday while Arsenal will play West Ham on Sunday afternoon.