Mikel Arteta: “The championship fight is not over yet”

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Not yet said desperate. Arteta (GETTY) | Photo: Sport 5

Although it hasn’t become official yet, the battle for the championship in England has apparently already been decided when Manchester City holds a four-point gap over Arsenal with a game missing and when all they need is one more win or another loss of points for the Gunners, who will meet Nottingham Forest tomorrow. Apart from the battle in question, the interesting stories of the last two rounds are those of the battle for the Champions League and the battle to stay in the Premier League.

Nottingham – Arsenal
Although it is no longer up to her, Mikel Arteta’s team still has a small chance to win the title, and at least according to the coach, it is not over yet: “We showed this year that we are capable of competing. As of this moment, we are still in a position where we can win the championship if we have left We have two more games. We haven’t said desperate yet,” said the Spaniard.

The Gunners will miss the game the injured Gabriel Martinelli, who ended the season. Unfortunately for Arsenal, in front of them is an opponent who needs the points just as much as she does in the survival battles. Nottingham are three points above the red line and know that a win could secure their stay, with a point also helping in the fight.

A big disadvantage is expected for United. Rashford (GETTY) (Photo: Sport 5)

A big disadvantage is expected for United. Rashford (GETTY) | Photo: Sport 5

Bournemouth – Manchester United
The Red Devils face a crucial game with arch-rivals Liverpool hot on their heels. A victory for United may bring them very close to securing a place in the top 4, when in a certain situation they could even secure it tomorrow. The one who is not expected to take part in the game is the star of the team Marcus Rashford, who missed training due to illness.

At the press conference before the game, Eric Ten Haag spoke about Phil Jones, who will finish the season with the team and leave after 12 years as a free agent. When the Dutch coach was asked about the defender’s departure, he said: “I saw him practice for twenty minutes this season in the first practice, that’s all”

Liverpool – Aston Villa
Jurgen Klopp’s team knows it won’t be easy, but they are still in the battle for the Champions League ticket and will have to win to stay relevant. Unai Emery’s team, on the other hand, is still strong in the fight for the ticket to the Conference League for next season, so they also have something to play for tomorrow. The one who did not practice today and is not expected to take part tomorrow is Darwin Nunes, Jurgen Klopp announced.

The state of the battle for the champions –
3. Newcastle 69 points (36 games)
4. Manchester United 66 points (35 games)
5. Liverpool 65 (36 games)

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