Liverpool great Jamie Carragher has explained why he believes Arsenal can still emerge champions of the Premier League despite dropping points against the Reds at Anfield on Sunday.
The Gunners suffered a blow to their title hopes on Sunday following their 2-2 draw against Liverpool after initially taking a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus.
Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino continued their fine record against the Gunners by each scoring to clinch a point for the hosts.
Mikel Arteta’s side is six points clear of second-placed City but Pep Guardiola’s side has a game in hand.
Both teams know the title will be theirs if they win their remaining league matches this season. But City is also in the latter stages of the Champions League and FA Cup
They play Bayern Munich in the first leg of their quarter-final this week and face Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final later this month.
And Carragher says Guardiola will have to rotate his team at some point in the quest for a treble, which could open the door for Arsenal.
“We keep talking about the title, City can do the treble,” Carragher said on Sky Sports.
“There’s a great chance they’ll be in the FA Cup final, they’re favourites for the Champions League and I think on the run-in if they keep going, there will be one or two games that Pep Guardiola has got to think about winning the treble and he’ll have to take a chance in a couple of league games with the team he picks.
“It might not be his best team but he’s got to think he’s just got to go with it because he’s got a game midweek and the bigger picture is always too important than just a one-off league game.”
The city had already beaten Arsenal twice this season, first a 1-0 win at the Etihad in the FA Cup and a 3-1 victory in the league at the Emirates.