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Arsenal claims top spot in Premier League after Liverpool-Manchester City draw

In a crucial turn of events for the Premier League title race, Arsenal finds themselves at the summit following a hard-fought 1-1 draw between title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City.

With just ten games remaining in the season, Mikel Arteta’s side has seized the top spot in the standings.

Prior to the showdown between Liverpool and Manchester City, Arteta had remained tight-lipped about his preferred outcome for the match. “I can’t control it,” he remarked. “I will enjoy a magnificent game of football between two of the best teams in Europe in the last decade and let’s see what that brings. But the focus is on us and Brentford,” he emphasized, referencing Arsenal’s recent 2-1 victory over Brentford.

Arsenal’s triumph over Brentford on Saturday paved the way for their ascent to the top of the table, and a draw between Liverpool and Manchester City in Week 28 ensures that there will be no changes at the summit.

The clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield lived up to its billing, with both sides showcasing their mettle. John Stones provided an early lead for City with a well-executed finish from a corner. However, Liverpool fought back strongly, securing an equalizer through Alexis Mac Allister’s penalty after Ederson fouled Darwin Nunez.

Despite facing injury concerns and missing key players like Ibrahima Konate, Liverpool dominated the proceedings, with Luis Diaz squandering multiple opportunities. The match also witnessed moments of drama, including Kevin De Bruyne’s frustration after being substituted and City’s Jeremy Doku nearly clinching a late winner with a shot against the post.

In the end, the teams settled for a 1-1 draw, leaving Arsenal atop the Premier League table on goal difference ahead of Liverpool, with Manchester City trailing by a point in third place.

The draw sets the stage for an exhilarating conclusion to the Premier League season, with Arsenal firmly in the mix for the title.

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