Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Manchester City is vulnerable during the race to the Premiership title.
Wenger thinks that Arsenal’s form at home could very well be the deciding factor in the race and that City has a much tougher run in than does Arsenal.
Manchester City knocked Arsenal off of the top spot in the league following their 5-1 win over Tottenham during the week, but Arsenal would regain first place with a win over Crystal palace at the Emirates on Sunday.
City face a tough encounter at the Etihad on Monday evening when they take on third place Chelsea in a match that Jose Mourinho can be expected to play very tactical football which might lead to his remarks about West Ham biting him in the arse.
“Man City is the team of the moment Wenger told Sky Sports, so everybody goes to definite conclusions. I don’t deny their strength, quality and the exceptional players they have, but let’s not forget they have lost
“On the fixture front, they have more difficult fixtures than we have.
“Yes, they are the favourites. I agree with that at the moment. You cannot say that a team that scores over 100 goals has no quality.
“They are top quality, but it is an even bigger target and scalp for us to get in front of them. It would be absolutely fantastic and I think we can do it.”
The Gunners still however face a tough test having to play Liverpool, Manchester United Tottenham and Chelsea before facing Manuel Pellegrini’s side at the Emirates on March 29th.
“Yes, we have (to play the big teams), but as well, it is a good opportunity for us,” Wenger added.
“We play Man Utd at home, Man City at home, we go to Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, but if you look at our away record it is very good, so we know that away from home we can do very well.
“Since December, I have said to the players, the Emirates will decide our season.
“The crowd is on our side much more this year, they were much more patient. We have more experience now and the depth in the squad will be good because of the players coming back (from injury).
“If we can get over this period where we have no (Aaron) Ramsey, no (Jack) Wilshere and after they come back fresh that can be a big boost for the end of the season.”