3 standout Arsenal fixtures which could determine Premier League title race

  • Arsenal are currently second in the Premier League
  • They have nine league games remaining
  • Here are the three standout Arsenal fixtures to watch out for

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The Premier League will oversee nine more Arsenal fixtures before the end of the season. Certainly, each of those games is a must-win given the circumstances of the title race. The fate could still swing in the direction of Arsenal, Liverpool or Manchester City.

Mikel Arteta will approach each game with great desire to win. After all, this is the mentality he instills, whether in a title race or not. However, here are the 3 standout Arsenal fixtures between now and end of the season which could determine the Premier League title race...

3 standout Arsenal fixtures to determine Premier League title race

1. Arsenal vs Aston Villa (14 April)

Wedged between that blockbuster double-header against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Arsenal will also host Aston Villa in the Premier League. This is a fixture which wouldn't be standout if the circumstances of the league were different, but Villa are fighting their own race for top four under Unai Emery.

Everybody knows what happened in the reverse fixture, when Aston Villa won 1-0. Emery will do everything in his own power to win the match, not to spite Mikel Arteta, but because he wants a place in the Champions League just as much as Arteta wants to win the title.

It is important that Mikel Arteta approaches the squad rotation as best as he possibly can between those two Bayern Munich ties. This is wishful thinking, though, as there isn't likely to be any rotation if Arsenal are still fighting for the title come this tie.

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