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Premier League Title Race: Top writers pick winner among Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City

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Liverpool entered the latest round of Premier League fixtures atop the table, but a chaotic draw against Manchester United saw them slip to second place, level on points with leaders Arsenal and just one point ahead of reigning champions Manchester City. With such a tight race at this stage, the anticipation is palpable.

Manchester City boasts the experience, Arsenal holds the lead and control of their destiny, while Liverpool is propelled by a fervent desire to secure a title for manager Jurgen Klopp in his final season.

So, who will emerge victorious? We asked eleven of our top writers to predict the winner of the 2023/24 Premier League and share their insights, according to The Athletic.

Jay Harris: Arsenal appears more composed and assured compared to previous years. Mikel Arteta’s squad displays dominance and consistency, with key players stepping up. If they navigate challenging fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United unscathed, they stand a strong chance of clinching their first title in two decades.

Total picks: Arsenal 1, Liverpool 0, Man City 0

Elias Burke: With their track record and experience, Manchester City seems best positioned to claim the title with seven games remaining. Pep Guardiola’s side has a knack for performing when it matters most, and their schedule favours them slightly over their competitors.

Total picks: Arsenal 1, Liverpool 0, Man City 1

Oliver Kay: Manchester City remains the favourite for many, but the race is incredibly close. While City has the most trophy-winning know-how, it’s far from a sure bet. Arsenal and Liverpool are formidable contenders, and any of the three could emerge victorious.

Total picks: Arsenal 1, Liverpool 0, Man City 2

Jack Lang: With all three teams incredibly evenly matched, the fixture list could be the deciding factor. Manchester City’s schedule appears less daunting, making them the slight favourites in my book.

Total picks: Arsenal 1, Liverpool 0, Man City 3

James Pearce: Despite a setback against Manchester United, Liverpool remains in a strong position. The return of key players from injury will bolster their squad, and their European commitments may provide an unexpected advantage.

Total picks: Arsenal 1, Liverpool 1, Man City 3

Art de Roche: Arsenal’s dominance in recent games and their improved maturity make them a formidable force. They have displayed consistency and composure, which bodes well for their title aspirations.

Total picks: Arsenal 2, Liverpool 1, Man City 3

Seb Stafford-Bloor: Arsenal’s newfound stability and maturity set them apart. They appear less dependent on individual players and have shown resilience in tough situations. Their current form suggests they can maintain their winning streak.

Total picks: Arsenal 3, Liverpool 1, Man City 3

John Muller: Manchester City’s easier run-in gives them a slight edge. While Arsenal and Liverpool are strong contenders, City’s experience and consistency make them the favourites to clinch the title.

Total picks: Arsenal 3, Liverpool 1, Man City 4

Simon Hughes: Manchester City’s ability to maintain their nerve in tight situations makes them the frontrunners. While Arsenal and Liverpool are formidable challengers, City’s experience could see them through.

Total picks: Arsenal 3, Liverpool 1, Man City 5

Sam Lee: Manchester City’s track record in title races gives them an advantage. Although Arsenal and Liverpool pose stiff competition, City’s ability to perform under pressure makes them the favourites.

Total picks: Arsenal 3, Liverpool 1, Man City 6

Stu James: Arsenal’s recent form and confidence make them a serious contender. While Manchester City holds the edge with their experience and a favourable schedule, Arsenal’s resilience could see them through to the title.

Total picks: Arsenal 4, Liverpool 1, Man City 6

As the race intensifies, it’s clear that each team has its strengths and challenges. With only a few games remaining, the battle for the Premier League title promises to be fiercely contested until the end.