The Premier League title race could go down to the wire with Man City leapfrogging Arsenal after a crucial win… but how do their fixture schedules compare heading into the rest of the season?
- Arsenal and Manchester are expected to be in a two-horse race for the title
- The two sides met this evening with Pep Guardiola’s side coming out on top
- With just three months left this season, they are top having played a game more
With the Premier League season finally passing the halfway point, it looks as if there will be two teams competing for the title in what promises to be a dramatic ending.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side currently top the table, above Arsenal on goal difference. The Gunners do have a game in hand, however.
The two teams met this evening with City fighting their way to a 3-1 win.
The Gunners have started to slip off in recent weeks, drawing 1-1 at home to Brentford in their last game and suffering defeat away at Everton the week prior.
As for City, Guardiola’s men have had a mixed season by their usual standards and have lost four games in the league already – coming unstuck against Tottenham, Manchester United, Brentford and Liverpool.
Arsenal and Man City are the two teams going head-to-head for the Premier League title
Pep Guardiola (L) will be hoping Manchester City can catch Mikel Arteta’s (R) Arsenal
They recovered from defeat at Spurs with a 3-1 home win against Aston Villa on Sunday, and they built on that momentum by claiming a pivotal win at Arsenal.
Sportsmail breaks down both Arsenal’s and City’s fixture lists heading into the crucial stages of the Premier League season.
When does the Premier League season finish?
The 2022/23 Premier League season will finish on the last weekend of May – with every team playing at the same time on Sunday, May 28.
With the title possibly going down to the last game, it’s fair to say that both Arsenal and Man City have tough games on the last day.
Guardiola’s City will travel to London to face Thomas Frank’s Brentford, while Arteta’s side host a resurging Wolves.
Every game on May 28 will kick-off at 4pm.
Will Arsenal and City play each other again?
Wednesday night’s showdown between Arsenal and City marked the first time they’ve played each other in the league this season.
The pair have already faced off this season, nevertheless, with Guardiola’s side defeating the Gunners 1-0 in the FA Cup fourth-round thanks to a second-half strike from Nathan Ake.
City and Arsenal have met once this season, with Guardiola’s side winning 1-0 in the FA Cup
Arsenal will be looking to go all the way and pick up their first league title since 2004
Arteta’s side were due to host City back in October, only for the game to be postponed due to Arsenal’s Europa League commitments.
Following last night’s showdown, both Arsenal and City will meet for a second time towards the end of the season.
Arsenal will travel to the Etihad for the second time this season when they face City in their final league meeting on Wednesday, April 26.
Will either team play a Big Six rival late in the season?
While the two matches against each other represents their toughest, both Arsenal and City have plenty of other tricky fixtures in store towards the end of the season.
The Gunners still have to play both Liverpool and Chelsea as the club look to secure their first league title since 2004.
Man City have still got to play both Liverpool and Chelsea in their remaining league fixtures
Like City, Arteta’s side have also still got to play against Liverpool and Chelsea in the league
Arteta’s men will also travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on Saturday, April 8 and will then host Potter’s Chelsea on Saturday, April 29 – with kick-off times for both games yet to be revealed by the league.
Towards the back end of the season, City also have to play against Liverpool and Chelsea again; hosting the Reds on Saturday, April 1 before welcoming the Blues to the Etihad on Saturday, May 20 – one week before the final day of the season.
Arsenal and City’s full Premier League fixture lists
With the title race potentially going down to the wire, fans will be eager to know what Arsenal and City’s fixture lists look like as we near the final three months of the season.
Both teams’ remaining matches in the 2022-23 season are as followed:
– Aston Villa (A) – Saturday, February 18
– Leicester (A) – Saturday, February 25
– Everton (H) – Wednesday, March 1
– Bournemouth (H) – Saturday, March 4
– Fulham (A) – Sunday, March 12
– Crystal Palace (H) – Sunday, March 19
– Leeds (H) – Saturday, April 1
– Liverpool (A) – Saturday, April 8
– West Ham (A) – Saturday, April 15
– Southampton (H) – Saturday, April 22
– Manchester City (A) – Wednesday, April 26
– Chelsea (H) – Saturday, April 29
– Newcastle (A) – Saturday, May 6
– Brighton (H) – Saturday, May 13
– Nottingham Forest (A) – Saturday, May 20
– Wolves (H) – Sunday, May 28
– Nottingham Forest (A) – Saturday, February 18
– Bournemouth (A) – Saturday, February 25
– Newcastle (H) – Saturday, March 4
– Crystal Palace (A) – Saturday, March 11
– West Ham (H) – Sunday, March 19
– Liverpool (H) – Saturday, April 1
– Southampton (A) – Saturday, April 8
– Leicester City (H) – Saturday, April 15
– Brighton (H) – Saturday, April 22
– Arsenal (H) – Wednesday, April 26
– Fulham (A) – Saturday, April 29
– Leeds (H) – Saturday, May 6
– Everton (A) – Saturday, May 13
– Chelsea (H) – Saturday, May 20
– Brentford (H) – Sunday, May 28