Louis Saha tips Arsenal to pip Manchester City to Premier League title

FOOTBALL Louis Saha tips Arsenal to pip Manchester City to Premier League title

Kiplagat Sang • 20:50 - 16.03.2023

Apart from the title race, the Frenchman makes a top-four prediction.

Two-time English Premier League winner Louis Saha has tipped Arsenal to withstand Manchester City’s pressure and win the race.

The Gunners enjoy a five-point gap against the Citizens and Saha feels the return of Gabriel Jesus is going to be a big boost for the London side in the title race.

The Brazilian made a return to action – in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Fulham - after missing 15 games since he suffered a knee injury at the 2022 World Cup with Brazil.

“Of course, Manchester City will challenge Arsenal but the Gunners have a big lead right now,” Saha told Metro.

“The pressure is obviously on Arsenal but I still view them as favourites, despite the fact Man City have more experience in their squad.

“The big thing for Arsenal is the return of Gabriel Jesus – that will help them in terms of adding depth to the squad and providing even more creativity.”

The former Manchester United forward also made a top-four prediction. Third-placed Red Devils are separated by just 13 points from Chelsea who are 10th.

Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford, and Fulham are all in contention for European slots.

“The top four will stay the same as it is now,” he added. “Two months ago I thought Newcastle would get fourth and that was logical.

“But it’s a marathon, it takes a lot of energy to maintain form throughout the season. That squad seems to be struggling with the intensity right now. They look a little tired and have lost some creativity.

“So I think the current top four teams are the most well-equipped to deal with the run-in. We thought Manchester United might challenge for the title and although that doesn’t look likely now, I think they will make the top-four fairly comfortably.”