Former Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge insists that “even” Arsenal fans “know” they will “slip up” in the Premier League title race.
The Gunners have had a brilliant season in the Premier League with Mikel Arteta’s men opening up a five-point gap to second-placed City on Wednesday.
Arsenal face Bournemouth on Saturday after beating Everton 4-0 on Wednesday in their game in hand on the Citizens.
City, meanwhile, face a tough Saturday lunctime test against high-flying Newcastle United but Bridge reckons Arsenal supporters are waiting for their side to falter before the end of the season.
“I think Manchester City will do it and get the title,” Bridge told JOE’s YouTube channel.
“Everyone is waiting for Arsenal to slip up – I think even their fans know they’re going to slip up at some point.
“For me, that’s what will happen and I can just see Man City pouncing.”
Bridge added: “Arsenal have been great but I really want them to slip up!
“It depends a lot on the Man City game for me. If City beat Newcastle then there is pressure on Arsenal and Bournemouth are fighting right now.
“I can see one of them slipping up. Obviously if Man City drop points it’s a massive opportunity for Arsenal.”
Arsenal have now won three games on the bounce after losing to Everton and Man City and drawing with Brentford.
On the Gunners’ form, Bridge continued: “Arsenal have been brilliant since they lost to Manchester City, winning three out of three.
“They are relentless and, the way the Gunners are playing, you have to fancy them strongly to win this one too.
“Bournemouth always show plenty of fight and I don’t think this will be a walkover, but Arsenal are in form and look full of confidence.
“Mikel Arteta’s side will slip up again before the end of the season, there’s no doubt about that… but not on Saturday. I fancy a 3-0 home win.”
Ahead of their match against Bournemouth, Arsenal boss Arteta gave an update on injury concerns, he said: “We are assessing him [Eddie Nketiah] and it is a bit uncertain what is going to happen to be honest. He is positive so hopefully he will be fine. Jorginho is fine, he had an illness and was suffering but he is fit now.”
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