ARSENAL and Manchester City head into April with the race for the Premier League title set to take place in the final few games of the season.
Man City will feel they can chase the Gunners – who haven’t won a league title in 19 years.
And there is even the possibility that a play-off game will decide who will be champion.
Premier League rules dictate that the title is determined by points, then goal difference, then goals scored.
And while Arsenal have a buffer to Man City when it comes to their respective points tally, they are two points behind on goal difference and one on goals scored.
When these all come to the end of the campaign, head-to-head games come into play, followed by away goals in head-to-head games.
Therefore, a play-off is only necessary if Arsenal score three goals in a win over Man City at the Etihad – and then drop enough points to allow the defending champions to finish level.
So it’s an unlikely sequence of events, but it remains a possible scenario on May 28.
However, Arsenal don’t look like losing several games between now and the end of the season.
In that same period, City’s only points lost came right after Arsenal’s victory when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.