Is the experience of the Manchester City squad a factor in the title race?

Will the experience of the Manchester City squad be a factor today against Arsenal and in this season’s title race? The two teams square off both with aspirations of lifting this season’s Premier League title. Heading into today’s game and the final 10 games of the season will the experience of the Manchester City count for anything as the season reaches its crescendo?

Today’s game sees the beginning of the penultimate stage of the season. City will face off with Arsenal knowing what it takes to win a fourth consecutive Premier League title. Having won 5 of the past 6 league titles, the champions know what is required from here to create history. Pep Guardiola’s side has been down this road many times before. Rodri spoke pre-game of City’s experience in these situations. It may prove to be a crucial advantage that the champions have over Arsenal and Liverpool.

Arsenal, on the other hand, is a team on the rise. They are yet to taste title success with their current squad. Their lack of experience cost them dearly in last season’s title race. When the pressure came from the treble winners, Mikel Arteta’s side wilted, which saw Manchester City romp away to win the Premier League with three games to spare.

But that may have been a lesson the Gunners needed to learn. This season, they look a more determined side boosted by key additions such as Declan Rice. There seems to be more to this season’s Arsenal squad than last season. Liverpool will also look to send off manager Jurgen Klopp in style, which adds to their motivation for the title race.

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However, if the title race does stay tight until the final days of the season, the experience of the Manchester City squad could well be a factor. Having the ability to draw upon past experience could be instrumental for Pep Guardiola’s side. It could also add to the pressure on Liverpool and Arsenal. In previous seasons, it has taken close to perfection to clinch the Premier League title. Manchester City know they are capable of this. Liverpool and Arsenal have both fallen short when facing off with the Manchester City winning machine. It adds another intriguing element to an already exciting title race.

If a tight title race this season continues, the experience of the Manchester City squad may need to be called upon to create history. In a race where any small advantage could be crucial, the world champions experience could prove to be a decisive factor.

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