“Arsenal Can Make Mistakes” – Man City’s Bernardo Silva Speaks On EPL Title Challenge
Manchester City star, Bernardo Silva says the race for the 2022/23 Premier League title is still very much open and can be won by a number of clubs.
Though he acknowledged that current league leaders, Arsenal are in a good position and could go on to win the title, Silva said the race is far from over.
Naija News reports the Gunners currently seat top of the table, holding a 5-point lead over Manchester City in second place but Silva said the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester United, Tottenham, and Man City all have a chance at finishing on top at the end of the season.
The City star spoke ahead of his team’s clash with Everton on Saturday.
He said any club including Arsenal could still drop points while others could amass points and positions could change very quickly on the League table as every team is still fighting.
He said: “You never know what can happen in this league.
“Newcastle since the takeover, have been investing very well. They are building a very good project and have done a fantastic job. Arsenal isn’t a surprise to me, maybe for some, there is a surprise.
“A very young team, very hungry, and especially very, very good. We are behind them, we’ve to go after them. It is a difficult league, they can win it, but they can also drop points. It is still very much alive, this league, and we are not in the perfect position. But we’re better than most teams, so we will keep fighting.”
He added, “Arsenal can make mistakes because even if they drop two points, they’ll be in the race with us and other teams.
“But if we drop more points, maybe Newcastle will go past us, [Manchester] United will go past us, Tottenham will go past us. Arsenal will keep running and it won’t be easy to go after them. No panic, but definitely motivation and a lot of focus to not let them go further away from us.
“Some teams are already quite, quite far behind Arsenal, I don’t know exactly how many points Liverpool are behind Arsenal, but I think it’s around 15. That gap is not easy to recover, but it’s possible. Then United is closer, and Tottenham is closer. Chelsea is far away, so it is not going to be easy for them as well.”