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Can Arsenal realistically win the league this season?

Arsenal are on top of the table on goal difference with Liverpool level on points with them on 71 and Manchester City one point behind on 70 with all teams having just seven games to go in the Premier League season.

This season could seem like a sense of deja vu for fans of the Gunners as we reach the culmination of the season. Last season, they dominated the league before a late season collapse meant that elusive Premier League title slipped away from them.

With Champions League football returning to the Emirates, some fans were skeptical on whether Arsenal could hang with the elites in the league, such as Liverpool and Manchester City. Arsenal proved these fans wrong as they have kept up with them, even beating Manchester City at one point in the season as well as Liverpool. However, the Gunners still have some problematic games in the last stretch of this Premier League campaign.

They next face a high-flying Aston Villa side who had already beat them in the reverse fixture. As well as this, they still need to play Chelsea. Although Chelsea currently sit in 9th, they are high scoring against the big 6 teams this season. Furthermore, the Gunners have to contest with a North London Derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where they have only won once since the stadium was unveiled in 2019. Their last important test of the season is a trip to Old Trafford to face a Manchester United side looking to fight for a top 5 place. Manchester United also held their title rivals, Jurgen Klopp to a 2-2 draw this past weekend.

As for their counterparts, Liverpool still have to welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield as they look to enact revenge on their controversial first loss of the Premier League season. As well as this, the Reds will also be visiting Villa Park as they will face high-flying Aston Villa chasing Champions League football. As for Manchester City, their main run-in that may prove to be a tough battle is when they visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tottenham's last trip around the title challengers on the penultimate week of the season (a game which could dictate what city gets the Premier League title).

Although Arsenal seem to have a slightly tougher run-in, including having to contest in the Chmpions League quarter-final, what is at stake is just as important; a Premier League title to North London for the first time in 20 years and a first since the move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium in 2006. It is sure to be one hell of an end to the Premier League season, no matter which juggernaut comes out on top in this power struggle.

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