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Arsenal next five Premier League fixtures compared to Man City and Man Utd after Everton victory

Arsenal next five Premier League fixtures compared to Man City and Man Utd after Everton victory

Arsenal boosted their chances of winning the Premier League championship by convincingly defeating Everton in their important match in hand over Manchester City.

 Both title contenders had won their matches over the weekend, but Arsenal had the opportunity to widen the gap with a five-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s team at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, which they did.

Bukayo Saka scored the first goal, shooting past Jordan Pickford at the near post five minutes before the halftime whistle. Just before the end of the first half, Gabriel Martinelli scored a second goal after an Idrissa Gueye error.

In the second half, Mikel Arteta’s squad maintained their superiority, with Martin Odegaard scoring a third goal before Martinelli scored his second of the evening, making it four goals in three games for him, and sealing a crucial and dominant victory.

SportsDias examines the next five fixtures of Arsenal and compares them with those of their main rivals this season. Although Arsenal’s upcoming matches may appear to be easier on paper, this season has already shown that unexpected things can happen.

Bournemouth (H) – Premier League – March 4

In the past few weeks, Bournemouth demonstrated their resilience by drawing with Newcastle and defeating Wolves at Molineux. 

Nevertheless, they were shown their weaknesses when they faced Man City, who are title contenders, at the Vitality Stadium and lost 4-1.

 This defeat is not expected to have a significant impact on Bournemouth’s confidence, as it was anticipated that Man City would win the match. 

On the other hand, Arsenal will play against Bournemouth at home and are expected to win comfortably, based on their previous match against a team in danger of being relegated.

Fulham (A) – Premier League – March 12

Fulham came close to defeating Arsenal in a previous match at Emirates Stadium this season, demonstrating their potential to affect the competition for European football. They have sustained their impressive performance and are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak across all competitions. 

Although Fulham faced a strong Wolves team in their last Premier League match, they demonstrated their prowess at Craven Cottage in their recent FA Cup victory over Leeds with exceptional goals from Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon. Unfortunately, Palhinha will be absent for their upcoming game in west London as he is suspended.

Crystal Palace (H) – Premier League – March 19

Arsenal will face another London derby in their upcoming match against Crystal Palace, which will also be a reunion for their former player and current Palace manager, Patrick Vieira. However, the Eagles have been experiencing a dip in form and have had trouble scoring goals lately, with their last victory on New Year’s Eve and only four league goals scored in 2023.

Nevertheless, it would be unwise to underestimate Palace as they have several talented attackers in their squad, and their most significant offensive threat, Wilfred Zaha, is expected to be fully recovered and available for the upcoming match.

Leeds United (H) – Premier League – April 1

In April, Arsenal will host Leeds, who are struggling to avoid relegation, at the Emirates Stadium. The Whites have a new manager, Javi Gracia, who recently led them to a crucial Premier League victory against Southampton. However, they were eliminated from the FA Cup in the fifth round by Fulham, allowing them to focus solely on retaining their position in the top tier of English football.

 Despite Arsenal’s outstanding record at home in north London, Leeds will probably be fiercely competing to survive at this stage of the season, making for a challenging match for the Gunners.

Liverpool (A) – Premier League – April 9

On Easter weekend, Arsenal will have a challenging match as they travel to Anfield to face Liverpool, which is likely to be their most difficult game during this stretch of fixtures. Despite Liverpool’s current position in the league table, their strong performances throughout the season, combined with their talented squad, means that Arsenal should not underestimate them, particularly when playing at home.

The two teams previously played a thrilling match at Emirates Stadium this season, with Arsenal winning 3-2, and a similarly exciting game could be in store. Liverpool is currently six points behind the top four, but with a game in hand after defeating Wolves, they will be aiming to secure a spot in the Champions League to recover from what has been a disappointing campaign so far.

Man City next five fixtures:

Newcastle (H)- March 4

Crystal Palace (A) – March 11

West Ham (H) – March 19

Liverpool (H) – April 1

Southampton (A) – April 9

Man Utd next five fixtures:

Liverpool (A) – March 5

Southampton (H) – March 11

Brighton (A) – March 19

Newcastle (A) – April 2

Brentford (H) – April 5

Newcastle next five fixtures:

Man City (A) – March 4

Wolves (H) – March 12

Nottingham Forest (A) – March 17

Manchester United (H) – April 1

West Ham (A) – April 5

Tottenham next five fixtures:

Wolves (A) – March 4

Nottingham Forest (H) – March 11

Southampton (A) – March 18

Everton (A) – April 3

Brighton (H) – April 8

Arsenal next five Premier League fixtures compared to Man City and Man Utd after Everton victory

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