"Don't have that..." - Micah Richards makes Premier League title race claim as Arsenal doubt raised
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Micah Richards has given his prediction on the chances of Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League title race this season.
City reduced the gap to leaders Arsenal to two points after their 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. Erling Haaland scored a second half penalty to secure the victory.
Mikel Arteta's side, however, can restore their five-point advantage with a win at London rivals Fulham this afternoon, with a number of top stars expected to be back in contention to play following injury and illness.
Their 3-2 win over Bournemouth last weekend was hailed as a potentially defining moment in the title race, with the Gunners coming from 2-0 down to secure a dramatic victory.
According to The Athletic, sources even claimed that the manner of the win was a 'psychological blow' for Manchester United, and partially contributed to their 7-0 defeat to Liverpool last Sunday.
That loss has all but ruled Erik ten Hag's side out of the title race, making it a straight fight between Arsenal and City.
And Richards has given his view on how the battle may pan out.
Micah Richards gives Premier League title prediction
Speaking on Sky Sports (via Football365) after City's win over Palace, Richards expressed some doubt over Arsenal's chances - for one key reason.
He explained: "Man City have not been at their best, but they're managing to win games.
"If I go back to the time I was in a title race, you would watch the other games. Arsenal would have watched that tonight. City not playing at their best but still getting the three points through a late penalty, that's demoralising at times. Our title race was against Man United and that psychological battle going around in your head is tough.
"What Man City have that Arsenal don't is the experience of being there and doing it. They know the level they are and how far they can go.
"Arsenal don't have that at the moment. I thought Arsenal would challenge this season because of the fresh ideas and the passion.
"But Man City may have a psychological edge so it's about whether Arsenal can focus on what they need to do. They've been in good form too so it will be interesting."
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