Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes that Arsenal will beat Manchester City on Monday night, but the latter will win the Premier League title.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Redknapp revealed his pick for the winner between the two title candidates on Monday, but admitted that he still has doubts over Arsenal’s ability to sustain their push over the course of the season.
The Gunners are currently second in the Premier League table and trail leaders Leicester City by five points, while City remain in third and are a further point adrift of the Foxes.
However, with Chelsea and Manchester United seemingly out of the picture and with the likes of Leicester and Tottenham Hostpur perhaps not having the strength in depth and experience required to push on and challenge for a title, it may well come down to Arsenal and City to battle it out for the trophy.
Redknapp conceded that he has been left particularly impressed with Arsene Wenger’s side, as they have overcome the losses of key players such as Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin to injury and continued their charge.
The French tactician may be without that pair for a few months yet, but he is expected to recover some other individuals after the Christmas schedule which will certainly hand him a boost ahead of the second half of the campaign.
However, Redknapp is still of the opinion that if Manuel Pellegrini can get Vincent Kompany back as soon as possible, the Belgian will make a dramatic difference to their performances and results such is his influence on the team.
As a result, the 42-year-old is siding with the Chilean coach and his men as they also hope that the likes of Sergio Aguero and David Silva can stay fit and guide them towards another title.